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Features of Coastal Erosion
Bays and Headlands
Definition:
A Bay is a curved opening onto the sea- soft rock
A Headland is...
Formation
1. When there are bands of hard and soft rock at the coast,
they will erode at different rates
2. The Hard rock ...
Galway Bay
Mizen Head
Malin Head
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Very simple word doc on how bays and headlands are formed. Used for Irish first years

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Coastal erosion bays and headlands

  1. 1. Features of Coastal Erosion Bays and Headlands Definition: A Bay is a curved opening onto the sea- soft rock A Headland is a raised area of hard rock that juts out into the sea
  2. 2. Formation 1. When there are bands of hard and soft rock at the coast, they will erode at different rates 2. The Hard rock will erode slowly (e.g. limestone) and the soft rock faster (e.g. clay) 3. The soft rock will erode inwards to form a bay 4. The hard rock will then jut out into the sea to form a headland 5. The headland may then provide shelter for the bay and a beach may form Examples Dublin Bay
  3. 3. Galway Bay Mizen Head Malin Head

Very simple word doc on how bays and headlands are formed. Used for Irish first years

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