Ecosystems Key Words
True or false? Weather in the UK varies with the seasons. Temperatures in the winter are coldest, warm through spring, hottest in summer and cool through autumn.
True or false? Mild temperatures decrease the rate of salt-weathering.
Mild temperatures increase the rate of salt-weathering because water evaporates more quickly.
True or false? Mass movement is more likely to occur when weathering is at its highest.
Which type of wave is likely to be most common during the winter?
True or false? Destructive waves are more likely to increase coastal erosion and cause coastal retreat.
Slumping is more likely to occur during or following intense rainfall.
Cliffs that are saturated are more likely to slump.
True or false? Storms can lead to the significant transformation in the appearance of coastlines.
Porthcothan arch in Cornwall collapsed during a winter storm in 2014.
Identify the statement below that is incorrect.
North-easterly winds are those that originate from the northeast. The UK's most common winds are south-westerlies originating from the Atlantic Ocean.