A closer look at the three key processes that shape our coasts. What are they and what effects do they have?
- Our coastlines are constantly being reshaped by three key processes.
- Erosion - mainly through destructive waves.
- Transportation of materials along the shore at an angle, called longshore drift.
- Deposition - the dumping of materials by constructive waves.
From smooth, sandy beaches to steep, jagged cliffs our coastlines are constantly being reshaped by three key processes.
Erosion, transportation and deposition.
Erosion is the wearing away and breaking up of land.
Destructive waves are the main force of coastal erosion, they crash onto shores and pull away material from ...
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