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.
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 bar?
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A bar is a ridge of sand or single that joins two headlands either side of a bay.

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What is a bar?
How are off-shore bars formed?
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Offshore bars form when sediment is transported on and off a beach. Destructive waves remove sediment from the beach and form the offshore bar.

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How are off-shore bars formed?
What is an off-shore bar?
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An offshore bar is a raised area of seabed that is found offshore.

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