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Coastal eroision


how is coastal erosion caused by destructive waves hitting off the coastline
explain the term hard coasts resistant rock structures which can be natural or human-made
what are constructive waves are small, low energy waves that break onto the shore of beaches
what are destructive waves are large, powerful waves that are generated during high winds or storms
give 3 processes of erosion Hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition
explain briefly what hydraulic action is refers to the erosive power of waves crashing against the coastline. it fractures rock, enlarges joints and washes away loose pieces of debris
explain briefly what abrasion is it reefers to the sea using its load to erode the coastline. rocks, pebbles and other materials are carried by waves and thrown against the coastline
give 4 examples of land forms caused by coastal erosion blowholes, bays and headlands, sea stumps,cliffs and wave-cut platform
give 2 examples of where you would see a bay in ireland dublin bay and galway bay
what 2 rock types are associated with bays and headlands basalt and shale



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