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Coastal Erosion

Chapter 11; Coastal erosion

Define Hydraulic action. Erosive power of the waves crashing against the coastline.
Define Abrasion. The sea using its load to erode the coastline.
Define Attrition. As rocks are hurled against each other and the coastline, they are worn down by friction.
Define Compression. Air is compressed between the cracks and joints of the rock.
How is erosion caused? Destructive waves hitting off the coastline.
What is the rate of erosion? It depends on the type of coastline being eroded and the strength of the waves.
Give an example of a bay and headland in Ireland. Slea Head co. Kerry.
Created by: ameliakilleen02