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1

What does the littoral zone consist of?

Back shore, nearshore and offshore zones.

2

What long term criteria can coasts be classified by?

Geology and sea level change.

3

What short term criteria can coasts be classified by?

Input from rivers, waves and tides.

4

What kind of coast results from resistant geology?

Rocky coasts of high and low relief

5

What is resistant geology resistant from?

Erosion from the sea, rain and wind

6

Sandy and estuarine coasts are examples of what kind of landscape?

Coastal plain landscapes

7

Rocky coasts are often found in a _____ energy environment.

High

8

Coastal plain landscapes are often found in a _____ energy environment.

Low

9

What causes coastal plain landscapes?

Supply of sediment from different terrestrial and offshore sources.