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Beach definitions

Erosion and Beach Definitions

_______ ____________ is where new sand is brought in to help build back up an eroded beach. Beach nourishment
A___________ is a thin wall that sticks out into the ocean from the shore and helps keep sand out of harbors. jetty
A ___________ ______________is a landform that is created from sand and sediment that is deposited offshore barrier island
_____________is a process of deepening or widening of a body of water so boats can pass through. Dredging
A ___________ ____________ is built to stop beach erosion along the shore. They allow waves to crash into them and prevent sand from being carried away. sea wall
The process of dropping or depositing sediment ino a new location is ___________ this proces can form new landforms such as deltas and sand dunes. deposition
The building up of Earth's surface, resulting in new kind of landforms is called _______________. constructive forces
The Earth is constantly being broken down by________________,such as weathering and erosion. destructive forces
The process of moving sediment from on place to another by wind, water, ice, or gravity is called ______________. erosion
The process of breaing larger rocks into sand, soil, and other tiny pieces is ____________________. weathering
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