Landforms of Coastal Deposition Flashcards

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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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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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Produce an annotated diagram to show the main features of a spit.
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The formation of a spit

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Produce an annotated diagram to show the main features of a spit.
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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