Landforms of Coastal Erosion Flashcards

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Explain the formation of bays and headlands.
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The bands of soft rock, such as sand and clay, erode more quickly than those of more resistant rock, such as chalk. This leaves a section of land jutting out into the sea called a headland. The areas where the soft rock has eroded away, next to the headland, are called bays.

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Explain the formation of bays and headlands.
Identify your case study location for landforms of coastal erosion.
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The case study location will be identified e.g. Flamborough Head / Durdle Door / Old Harry Rocks.

Identify your case study location for landforms of coastal erosion.
What is a bay?
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A bay is an inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards.

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What is a discordant coastline?
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A discordant coastline is where the geology alternates between strata (bands) of soft and hard rock.

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What is a headland?
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A headland is a cliff that sticks out into the sea and is surrounded by water on three sides.

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