Coastal Erosion and Landforms Quiz

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Longshore drift – how material is gradually moved along a coast by waves meeting the shore at an ______

angle

Abrasion – a form of erosion where pebbles and sand scrape over rocks, making them ______

smoother

Arch – a coastal feature formed when waves erode through a ______

headland

Beach – an area of sand or pebbles along a ______

coast

Deposition – when waves drop what they are carrying because they run out of ______

energy

Erosion – the wearing of rocks by ______ (and air)

water

Hydraulic action – a form of erosion when water traps air in cracks and the force of the water itself against the cliffs can cause them to ______.

crack

Rock Armour / rip rap – massive rocks are placed along a coastline to protect it from ______.

erosion

Sea wall – a concrete wall built to protect a coastline from ______. These are awfully expensive.

erosion

Solution – a form of erosion where sea water dissolves the mineral dissolving of rock by ______ in water.

acid

Spit – a long narrow accumulation of sand and shingle that grows out from the ______.

coastline

Wave Cut Platform – a flat area of rock, exposed at the base of a cliff, that has not been eroded as the cliff ______.

retreated

Test your knowledge of coastal erosion and landforms with this quiz. Explore terms like longshore drift, abrasion, arch, attrition, backwash, and beach nourishment.

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