Coastal Processes - MARS 1010 - Objectives Coasts, Beaches,...

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MARS 1010 - Objectives Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries Read Chapter 12 in Sveredrup and Armbrust 1. What are the differences between primary and secondary coasts? Erosion on the primary coast is dominated by terrestrial processes. o Glacial coasts (fjords) o Estuaries o River deltas o Crated and fault coasts In secondary coasts, erosion is cause by marine processes o Any beach or coastline o Barrier islands a. Be able to recognize geographic examples of each type of coast. Primary: glacial valleys, fiords Secondary: cliffs, pinnacles, arches, stacks. b. What kinds of processes are responsible for creating different coastal zones? Primary: glaciers, faults Secondary: waves, tides 2. What are the differences between coastal zones, shores, and beaches? Costal zone- any area where water and land meet. This term only applies to ocean coasts. Normally are considered one kilometer from the coastal water zone.
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