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what coastal landforms are made by deposition?
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what is a beach line filled with eroding and deposited sediment called?
a shoreline that has all of the tiny grains of broken down rocks and sediment is what they are
how is the shoreline filled with material? where does it come from?
the shoreline is filled with material because of the waves and currents and it comes from the ocean and many other places, through erosion
are all beaches made up of sand?
not all of them but most
what does size and shape of a beach's sediment depend on?
how far material traveled and its source, type of material and, how it was eroded
an underwater or exposed ridge of sand, gravel or shell material
define barrier island
a long, narrow island, usually made of sand, that forms parallel to the shoreline a short distance offshore
how does a barrier island form?
when waves erode material from shore and longshore currents transport and deposit materials offshore
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