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1

What causes waves?

Wind

2

What are the characteristics of a destructive wave?

Weak swash and strong backwash

3

What are the characteristics of a constructive wave?

Strong swash and weak backwash

4

Which type of weathering involves expanding of water?

Freeze thaw weathering

5

Large blocks of rock sliding downhill is which type of mass movement?

Landslide

6

Saturated soil something down a curved surface is which type of mass movement?

Rotational slip

7

Which type of erosion is the sheer power of waves hitting the cliffs?

Hydraulic action

8

Pebbles grinding along a rock platform is known as which type of erosion?

Abrasionthis is the sandpapering effect

9

Describe saltation transportation

The bouncer movement of problems along the seabed

10

Why does the sea deposit sediment?

It loses energy

11

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

12

What is a wave cut platform?

A gently sloping rocky surface found at the foot of the cliff

13

What are the main processes of erosion that can form cave?

Hydraulic action and abrasion

14

What is a berm?

Ridges on the beach left as mark of the tide

15

What is hard engineering management?

Artificial structures to control erosion

16

What is the soft engineering management?

And natural approach to control erosion

17

What hard engineering technique reflects wave energy back to the sea?

Seawall

18

What is an advantage of Rock armour?

It is cheap and easy to maintain

19

Which management strategy redistributes sand on the beach?

Re-profiling

20

What is the disadvantage of dune nourishment?

It can be damaged by storm waves