What is coastal deposition?
Coastal deposition involves materials transported by the sea being deposited.
Deposition is when material that is being transported is dropped by constructive waves. It happens because waves have less energy.
Deposition happens when the swash is stronger than the backwash and is associated with constructive waves.
So, where does deposition happen? Deposition is likely to occur when:
Deposition creates a range of landforms. You can find out more on the depositional landforms page.
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