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Can you guess the Geography key terms (Contrasting Coasts) based on their definitions?

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DefinitionKey Term
The down slope movement, by gravity, of soil and/or rock by the process of slumping, falling, sliding and flowing.
An approach that allows natural processes to take their course without any intervention.
The distance a wave travels before hitting the coastline.
Outcrop of land and sea made from hard rock.
Placing sand and sediment in a certain place by a wave, erosion, transportation or humans.
The process and plans applied to coastal areas by local authorities and agencies.
The process of weather breaking down rock.
Two rocks crash into each other and break down into smaller pieces.
The power of water/waves forced into cracks and forcing rocks apart.
More resistant rock which is harder to erode or weather, such as granite.
A heavily managed area of a coastline, such as a sea wall or groyne.
The highest part of a wave.
Process of sediment moving along the coastline.
The weathering of rock and the impacts of wind and rain.
The movement of a wave retreating back to the sea, away from the beach.
Rocks are hurled against the cliff; they scour away like sandpaper.
A stack that has collapsed, leaving a small area of rock above sea-level.
A detached column of rock located just offshore.
DefinitionKey Term
Wave which has a larger swash than backwash.
Chemical weathering where seawater (acidic) slowly dissolved rock like chalk (alkaline).
Breaking down of rock and sediment.
The way in which the rocks are arranged, both vertically and horizontally.
Layers of hard and soft rock which lay parallel against the coastline.
An approach to environmental management that threats the whole area as an interrelated system.
Sand and sediment which is attached to the coastline but sticks out at sea.
The movement of a wave onto the beach.
Layers of hard and soft rock which run vertically against the coastline, forming headlines and bays.
Less resistant rock which is easily eroded or weathered, such as limestone.
When areas of land are flooded by the sea.
Wave which has a larger backwash than swash.
Sheltered area of coastline made from soft rock.
A sustainable method of coastal management, managing the whole coastal area from the shoreline to several kilometres inland as one area.
The reorganisation of coastal defences that is often part of managed retreat.
Large cracks in rocks previously caused by tectonic movements.
The 'dip' of a wave.

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