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    Hi,

    I could do with some information on the depositional processes (sedimentation) that happen at coastlines.. all I know of is longshore drift and constructive waves :confused:

    For erosion there's loads of things like hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition etc
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    What about bars? You know where longshore drift occurs across a bay and the deposition forms a progressively longer line across the front of the bay, which can close it off.
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    Edit: they're called barrier beaches when they cover the entire bay, and spits if they just stick out so far across the bay.

    Also look up 'tombolos' like at Chesil Beach, which stretches for 18km to the Isle of Portland.
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    Examples of spits and barrier beaches are as follows:

    Spits: Across the mouth of the River Exe in Devon, and Orford Ness in Suffolk.

    Barrier beach: Slapton Sands in South Devon, which has left Slapton Ley freshwater lagoon behind it.
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    Yeah I know what you mean, that's the formations of depositional processes.. like spits, beaches, tombolos etc

    What i'm after is the processes that make them, so far i've only got Longshore drift and Constructive waves.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Yeah I know what you mean, that's the formations of depositional processes.. like spits, beaches, tombolos etc

    What i'm after is the processes that make them, so far i've only got Longshore drift and Constructive waves.
    Ah right, well I can't think of anything other than longshore drift and constructive waves, but if I do think of something i'll be sure to tell you
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    :p: There isn't much else tbh.. but I just found a few more a minute ago

    Thanks for your help.
 
 
 
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