Landforms of Coastal Erosion Flashcards

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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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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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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.
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 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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