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Rivers and Coasts ~ 3 REVERSED


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Land that has been drained so it can be used for development
Reclaimed Land
Processes active on the face and top of cliffs
Sub-aeriel Processes
The force of breaking waves moving up a beach
Swash
Breaking up of rocks by the action of weather, plants, animals and chemical processes
Weathering
Fragments of rock carried by a river wear away the bed and banks of the river
Abrasion/Corrasion
Pebbles and rocks collide with each other, reducing their size and making them increasingly smooth
Attrition
The power of moving water being forced against river banks causes them to collapse and be washed away
Hydraulic Action
Chemical reaction occurs when slightly acid water dissolves calcium, breaking down rock such as limestone
Corrosion/Solution
Occurs when a river does not have enough energy to carry material any further
Deposition
Erosion of the sides of the valley
Lateral Erosion
Downward erosion of a river bed
Vertical Erosion
The tidal part of a river mouth
Estuary
Large bend in a river
Meander
Artificial watering of the land
Irrigation
Taking sediment from a river or sea bed
Dredging