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COAST by Mind Map: COAST

1. Coastal Transportation

1.1. transporting materials along coast

1.1.1. Waves

1.1.2. Long-shore current

1.2. Spits

1.2.1. Long, narrow ridge of sand

1.2.2. Attached to mainland

1.2.3. Protruding into the sea

1.2.4. Deposition reach bend or bay, encounting shallow water

1.3. Tombolos

1.3.1. Extension of coastline

2. Coastal Deposition

2.1. Depositing materials on the coast

2.2. Low-energy wave

2.3. Long-shore current

2.4. Beaches

3. Coastal Erosion

3.1. removing materials from the coast.

3.1.1. Agents Current Flow of water Waves Rise and falling movement on water surface Swash Backwash High energy- destructive Low energy- constructive

3.2. Cliff

3.2.1. high,steep rock surface

3.2.2. rocky coast repeatedly eroded

3.2.3. Shore platform- gentle sloping at base of the cliff

4. Land which adjoins and merges with the sea.

5. Landforms

5.1. Headlands & Bays

5.1.1. Different resistance rock Erosion Uneven coastlines

5.1.2. More resistant rock protrude into the sea Headlands Bending of waves - Refraction concentrates on headland weakening along the bay