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CLIP 4021

Wave-cut platforms and headland erosion

Wave-cut platforms and headland erosion

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Key Info
  • Wave-cut platforms and headland erosion
  • Duration: 03:46
  • The formation of a wave-cut platform and a stack are illustrated. 'Hard' coasts and 'soft' coasts erode at different rates and form different features. The formation of a wave-cut platform created when a cliff recedes is illustrated. Weaknesses at the base of a headland are increased through erosion. Over time, gaps in the rock grow to form first a cave, then an arch, culminating in the formation of a stack.
  • Subject:



    Coastal Environment: Processes and Landforms

  • Keywords: bay, wave-cut notch, abrasion, hydraulic action, corrosion, corrasion, cave, arch, stump, coastal landscape, geography, coast, Aberdeenshire
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful explanatory sequence on the formation of coastal erosion features.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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