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A coast is an area affected by ( )
New coasts are formed by ( ), ( ), and ( ).
Volcanism, uplift, mass movements
Most primary coastlines are ( ) in shape, and their dominant geologic process is ( ).
Most secondary coasts form by ( ) of primary coasts and their coastlines are relatively ( ).
During the evolution of a primary coast, the headlands are ( ), and the bays are ( ).
( ) Coast is an example of Primary Coast.
A cliff is a ( ) slope in a coast.
The line between land and sea is called the ( ).
A beach is an ( ) of sediments at a ( ).
A beach made of boulders indicates that the waves that come to this beach are relatively ( ).
Waves thta form a clay beach are relatively ( ).
A Wavecut Platform is a ( ) rocky are at ( ).
( ) are rocky islands in the area here waves break.
Sea stacks form due to the erosion of ( ) and may follow the formation of ( ).
headlands, sea archse
( ) are large notches.
Wave-Cut Platforms are formed when cliffs ( )
Cliffs are eroded by waves every day. True/False
Marine Terraces in a coast indicate that ( ) was the cause of the formation of that coast.
Building a ( ) can prevent erosion due to longshore currents.
Building ( ), ( ), or ( ) can prevent erosion due to longshore currents.
Seawalls, Breakwaters, Rip-rap
( ) are built by placing large rocks along the foot of the cliffs.
A Coastal Circulation cell includes ( ), ( ), and ( ).
Input, Transport, Output
A ( ) is a beach attached to land at one end.
If a beach attached to land at one side, it is called ( ).
( ) are beaches that join an island to the mainland.
A ( ) grows in the same direction as the dominant Longshore current in the area.
( ) are sandy islands that form parallel to the coast.
Winter waves move sand ( ) the sea and summer waves move sand ( ) to land.
Beaches are widest at the end of the ( ), and are narrowest at the end of the ( ).
Main input of sediments into a beach is from ( ), but in Southern California most sediment input is from ( ).
Rivers, Cliff Erosion
( ), ( ), and ( ) are consideredoutputs of sediments in aCoastal Circulation Cell.
Dunes, Spits, Submarine Canyons
( ) are the fastest chaging landforms on the Earth
You are driving along a very winding coastalhighway. What type of coast is it?
Rocks that are making headlands are more ( ) to wave erosion than those beneath bays.
Most Bay-heads have a ( ).
The coastal erosinal feature that forms before the retreat of a coastal cliff is ( ).
Sea Arches are natural ( ) that eroded through headlands.
All waves ( ) towards headlands and ( ) from bays.
Rising of sea level will make a primary coast. True/False
All bay-heads have ( ).
( ) is the coastal area that never gets exposed to air.
( ) is the coastal area that never goes under water.