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2 Bits of rock and sand in waves grind down cliff surfaces like sandpaper.
5 The water rolling back into the sea is called the what
8 Waves are cause by what dragging over the surface of the water
9 an extended stretch of beach material that only joins the mainland at one end. They start to form where there is a change in the direction of the coastline.
10 This replaces beach or cliff material that has been removed by erosion or longshore drift
11 Land becomes marsh, slowing waves and reducing erosion
12 This involves building structures to protect the coast - often expensive and long lasting coastal defence
13 This involves working with nature by using natural materials or allowing nature to take back areas- it is also cheaper coastal defence that is unlikely to last long
14 The movement of eroded material up and down, and along the coast.
15 A wooden barrier built at right angles to the beach to prevent the movement of beach material along the coast by longshore drift
17 Air may become trapped in joints and cracks on a cliff face. When a wave breaks, the trapped air is compressed which weakens the cliff and causes erosion.
18 The movement of material along the beach is called this
23 A wall built on the edge of the coastline.
1 A weaker wave
3 A strong wave
4 When the sea loses energy, it drops the sand, rock particles and pebbles that it has been carrying, depositing them.
6 This may be formed behind a spit
7 Waves smash rocks and pebbles on the shore into each other, and they break and become smoother.
10 Adding more sand or shingle widens the beach and waves lose power travelling across it
16 Acids contained in sea water will dissolve some types of rock such as chalk or limestone.
19 Usually formed of more resistant rock types than bays.
20 Waves can erode the coastline in a similar way to the water in rivers. This usually occurs when the sea takes lots of energy from the power of destructive waves.
21 Large boulders are piled up on the beach to prevent material movement
22 The length of water the wind blows over is called the what
23 The process were waves carries material up the beach at an angle
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