Coastal landforms created by erosion include headlands, bays and cliffs. Landforms created by deposition include spits, salt marshes and beaches.
Which of the following are types of coastal erosion?
Abrasion, Hydraulic Action, Attrition and Corrasion
Abrasion, Weathering and Hydraulic Action
Abrasion, Longshore Drift, Attrition and Corrasion
Which type of coastal erosion occurs when rocks crash against each other, breaking them down into smaller and rounder pieces.
What is a subaerial process?
A process occurring in the open air or on the earth's surface, not under water or underground
A process happening at the level of low tide
A process happening beneath the waves
What type of rock is usually found at a headland?
Soft, less resistant rock
Hard, more resistant rock
Which is the correct order for the formation of a stump?
Stack, arch, cave, stump
Arch, cave, stack, stump
Cave, arch, stack, stump
What is cliff retreat?
When cliffs move further forward towards the sea over time
When cliffs move further away from the sea over time
When cliffs turn into beaches
What is longshore drift?
A process of erosion
A process of deposition
A process of transportation
Which statement is correct?
Swash usually approaches the beach at right angles
Backwash usually leaves the beach at right angles
Swash and backwash always approach the beach at the same angle
What is a spit?
A beach found within a bay
An extended stretch of beach material that only joins the mainland at one end
An extended stretch of beach forming around a headland
What feature is often found behind a spit?
A salt marsh
A wave-cut platform