GCSE Coastal Deposition landforms - beaches and spits
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The zone of deposited material that extends from the low water line to the limit of storm waves.
The beach or shore
can be divided in the foreshore and the backshore.
Where a spit grows across a bay, a bay bar can eventually enclose the bay to create a lagoon. Bars can also form offshore due to the action of breaking waves.
The layign down of sediment. Occurs when material being transported by the sea is dropped due to the sea losing energy.
The zigzag movement of sediment along a shore caused by waves going up the beach at an oblique angle (swash) and returning at right angles (backwash). This results in the gradual movement of beach materials along the coast
Coastal sand hill above the high tide mark, shaped by wind action, covered with grasses and shrubs.
A beach formed by longshore drift that projects like a finger out into the water
An opening, gap, rupture, or rift in a spit caused by storms
on a spit cuased by wave energy pushing sediment yo shore
The movement of water up the beach after a wave breaks.
The backward movement of water down a beach when a wave has broken
an area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater foudn on the landward side of a spit
a likely low energy area for beach formation
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