Flashcards in Costal Landscapes In The Uk Deck (20):
What causes waves?
What are the characteristics of a destructive wave?
Weak swash and strong backwash
What are the characteristics of a constructive wave?
Strong swash and weak backwash
Which type of weathering involves expanding of water?
Freeze thaw weathering
Large blocks of rock sliding downhill is which type of mass movement?
Saturated soil something down a curved surface is which type of mass movement?
Which type of erosion is the sheer power of waves hitting the cliffs?
Pebbles grinding along a rock platform is known as which type of erosion?
Abrasionthis is the sandpapering effect
Describe saltation transportation
The bouncer movement of problems along the seabed
Why does the sea deposit sediment?
It loses energy
Bands of hard and soft rock can lead to which landform?
Headlands and bays these form when the coastline has hard and soft rock types
What is a wave cut platform?
A gently sloping rocky surface found at the foot of the cliff
What are the main processes of erosion that can form cave?
Hydraulic action and abrasion
What is a berm?
Ridges on the beach left as mark of the tide
What is hard engineering management?
Artificial structures to control erosion
What is the soft engineering management?
And natural approach to control erosion
What hard engineering technique reflects wave energy back to the sea?
What is an advantage of Rock armour?
It is cheap and easy to maintain
Which management strategy redistributes sand on the beach?