All the vocabulary that you are likely to encounter when studying the geography topic of coasts. Complete with the correct geography definition.
– waves throwing pebbles at cliffs.
– a coastal feature formed when waves erode through a headland.
– pebbles hitting each other in the waves.
– the water that rolls back down a beach after a wave has broken.
– a wide, curved inlet of a sea or lake.
– an area of sand or pebbles along a coast.
– a hollow in a cliff formed by wave action enlarging a crack in the cliff.
– a steep rocky slope that may overlook the sea.
– is where the land meets the sea.
– dissolving of rock by acid in water.
– the flow of water in a certain direction.
– landscape features made up of material that has been laid down.
– landscape features resulting from the wearing away of rock.
– alternating bands of soft rock and hard rock.
- the distance in the direction of the prevailing wind that air or water can travel continuously without obstruction.
– a wall built into the sea from the seashore to create a beach by trapping sand carried by longshore drift
– a part of the coastline that juts out into the sea and usually ends in a cliff.
– water trapping air in cracks and caves and the force of the water itself against the cliffs.
– the downward sliding of a large mass of earth and rock
– the process whereby beach material is gradually shifted along a beach by waves meeting the shore at an oblique angle.
– low coastal grassland that is frequently overflowed by the tide.
– features added to a coast to protect it from erosion and flooding
– an embankment to prevent erosion of a shoreline.
– a long narrow accumulation of sand and shingle that grows out from the coastline
– a detached pillar of rock on a sea coast separated from the mainland by erosion.
– a short stack formed after erosion shortens the stack.
– the waves washing up the beach.
– to create an overhang by cutting material away from a cliff.
– formed when wind blows over the sea