Landforms of Coastal Deposition Flashcards

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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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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?
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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Where do sandy beaches typically form?
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A sandy beach is usually formed in a sheltered bays, where low energy, constructive waves transport material onto the shore.

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Where do sandy beaches typically form?
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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