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Coastal erosion

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Name 3 features of coastal erosion? Cliffs, sea stumps and a wave cut platform
What are cliffs and where can they be found ? Cliffs are vertical or steep slopes on the coastline that are formed as a result of coastal erosion and can be found at the cliffs of moher Co.Clare
Explain the term abrasion? Abrasion refers to the sea using its load to erode the coastline. it is the most effective form of erosion especially during storms
What occurs as a result of hydraulic action? hydraulic action fractures rock, enlarges joints and washes away loose pieces of debris
Define the term undercutting ? when the base of the coast is eroded away leaving the upper part unsupported
What are the signs of a cliff becoming inactive? vegiatation growth on the face of the cliff or piles of material at the base
give a brief description on a sea stump? A sea stump is a small , flat plateau of rockthat is cut off from the coastline. it is the final landform produced in the erosion of a headland before it is too destroyed by waves
How is a blowhole formed ? sometimes the roof of a cave is eroded to from a tunnel to the land above. this occurs as compression shatters the rock between the cave roof and top of the cliff
What is a geo? a geo is a small narrow coastal inlet. geos form as a result of a line of weakness along a cliff or from the collapse of a sea cave
Created by: Laura_obrien123