Landforms of Coastal Deposition Flashcards

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Identify 3 landforms of coastal deposition.
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Beaches, sand dunes, spits and bars.

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Identify 3 landforms of coastal deposition.
Draw a beach profile.
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Beach profile diagram

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Draw a beach profile.
What is a spit?
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A spit is an extended stretch of beach material that sticks out to sea and is joined to the mainland at one end.

Aerial view of Spurn Point from the mouth of the Humber Estuary

Aerial view of Spurn Point from the mouth of the Humber Estuary

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What is a beach?
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The beach is the area between the lowest spring tide level and the point reached by the storm waves in the highest tides.

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What is a beach?
What are ridges and runnels?
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Ridges are areas of the beach that are raised. The dips are water-filled troughs called runnels.

Ridge and runnels on Harlech beach, North Wales.

Ridge and runnels on Harlech beach, North Wales.

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