Landforms of Coastal Erosion Flashcards

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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 concordant coastline?
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A concordant coastline is where the same rock runs along the length of the coast. Concordant coastlines tend to have fewer bays and headlands.

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Explain the formation of a wave-cut platform.
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The sea attacks a weakness in the base of the cliff. For example, this could be a joint in chalk. A wave-cut notch is created by erosional processes such as hydraulic action and abrasion. As the notch becomes larger the cliff becomes unstable and collapses as the result of gravity. The cliff retreats inland. The material from the collapsed cliff face is eroded and transported away. This leaves a wave-cut platform. The process repeats over time.

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Explain the formation of a wave-cut platform.
Produce an annotated diagram to show the formation of a stump.
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Erosion of a headland

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Produce an annotated diagram to show the formation of a stump.
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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