Coasts A2 quiz

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Coasts A2 quiz

  1. 1. What increases the size of the beach sand mass?
  2. 2. What is the initial stage of sand dune development?
  3. 3. What is it called when backwash surpasses swash?
  4. 4. What is the line drawn at right angle to the wave crest called?
  5. 5. What are large hollows found in salt marshes called?
  6. 6. What is formed when rock structure is parallel to the coast?
  7. 7. What is formed in sandunes by a combination of wind and human/animal activity?
  8. 8. What affects the height and velocity of waves?
  9. 9. What is the movement of materials down a coastline called?
  10. 10. What uses variations in pressure to cause erosion?
  11. 11. Which is a form of plant found in salt marshes?
  12. 12. What are mature sand dunes 8-10metres tall called?
  13. 13. These dunes are 5 metres high with alkaline soil, which is it?
  14. 14. What do we call the shape and structure of a beach?
  15. 15. What do you call a series of sand islands detached from and parallel to the mainland?
  16. 16. Which phrase explains the impact of increasing wave height on the force of the wave?
  17. 17. A ring of coral found in the open sea?
  18. 18. Which form of erosion involves the collision of particles?

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