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Unformatted text preview: -Explain erosion and the creation of a marine terrace.-How can you tell the direction of waves approaching the beach from the pattern of sand deposited around a groin?-How does an estuary differ from a lagoon?-Describe the two types of estuarine circulation, ‘Estuarine’ and ‘Anti-estuarine’.-A coastline with cliffs is a coastline with net erosion or deposition?-Since humans have been around, erosion of the land surface has increased, yet the sediment load of rivers has decreased, why? Dam, I should have gone to class. Terms Longshore drift Delta Beach profile (Berm, offshore bar, beach face, dune) Littoral drift Groins, jetty, sea wall Wave cut terrace Spit Estuary, Lagoon Fjord Drowned river valley...
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