INTRODUCTION
Glossary
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Arches: Formed when a cave in a headland becomes bigger and forms a bridge like structure.
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Backwash: The backward motion of water that occurs after the swash.
Bay: Part of the sea that fills a wide-mouthed opening in the coastline
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Deposition
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Erosion:
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Headland: A point of higher land jutting out into the sea, usually made of a resistant rock. (e.g. Granite)
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Sea Caves: Formed by the force of waves erodes cracks on softer parts of a cliff face or headland.
Stacks: Column of rock away from the headland formed when an arch get bigger and can no longer support the top.
Stumps: Formed when the base of a stack is eroded and eventually collapses.
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Salt Marches
Swash: The forward movement of seawater after the breaking of a wave.
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Transportation
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Wave Cut Notches: An indentation cut into a sea cliff at water level by wave.
Wave cut platform: Gently sloping surface which is produced by wave erosion and which extends into the sea for a considerable distance from the base of the wave-cut cliff. Also known as cut platform; erosion platform; strand flat; wave-cut plain; wave-cut terrace; wave platform.
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