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    apart from the obvious inputs of winds and waves what are other inputs in a coastal system?
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    (Original post by ali*117)
    apart from the obvious inputs of winds and waves what are other inputs in a coastal system?
    If you are talking about the coastal System as the entirety of the area then evidently
    1. geology (both rock type and structure) as this can affect the sediment input to the cell
    2. biotic ( in some areas) eg mangroves - as they can trap sediment and themselves add to the system
    3. atmospheric - ie temperature/ rainfall as this can accelerate weathering and thus add increased sediment inputs
    4. Man - ie additions to sea defences (shingle etc) as well as obstructions to sediment movement eg jetties, sea defences, dredging etc.
    Guess there are more but can't think of them off the top of my head... this should start you off though!
 
 
 

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