Coastal Definitions

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Author:
elliotturnbull
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271845
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Coastal Definitions
Updated:
2014-04-25 09:12:01
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Geography revision
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Geography,Revision
Description:
A brief look at the definitions
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  1. Attrition:
    “Rock on rock” - Particles carried by the waves crash against each other and are broken up into smaller particles.
  2. Corrasion (also known as abrasion)
    “Rock on cliff” - Particles carried by the waves crash against the cliffs, eroding the cliffs
  3. Corrosion:
    “Rusting / dissolving” - Salt in the seawater slowly dissolves the cliffs. - The material produced is carried away by the process of solution.
  4. Hydraulic Action:
    - “Pressuring”- The water traps air in cracks and caves in the rock. - This air is compressed by the incoming waves placing great pressure on the rocks, causing them to crack eventually.

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