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

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

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