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long shore drift
deposition
transportation
erosion
destructive wave
constructive wave
swash
backwash
managed retreat
beach norishment
rip rap
prevaling wind
hydrolic action
salt marsh
headland
groyne
sea wall
spit
coastline

Coastal landforms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The movement of water from a broken wave as it runs down the beach returning to the ocean backwash
A large powerful storm wave that has a strong backwash destructive wave
The movement of water in a wave as it breaks onto a beach. swash
A gentle backwash that leads to material being deposited on land Constructive wave
The main direction from which the wind blows. Prevailing wind
land jutting out into the sea Peninsula
The process of looking after a coast Coastal management
A large pile of sand at the beach Dune
When a cave erodes through to the other side of the headland Arch
When sand is moved along a beach because of the prevailing wind Longshore drift
A fence like structure built from the beach out into the water to stop longshore drift groyne
What is left when an arch collapses Stack
What is left when a stack collapses Stump
A wall of rocks to prevent coastal erosion Sea wall
A section of the water that can quickly drag a swimmer out to sea rip
A small section of land that juts out into the sea headland
This can help bind sand together and prevent erosion vegetation
visitors to coastal areas are called this tourists

Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The rubble or rocks used to protect coastlines, streambeds, etc. against erosion. Rip-rap
Calm waves that aren’t powerful, where the swash is stronger than the backwash Constructive waves
An open body of water across which winds can blow. Fetch
Big, strong, powerful waves, where the backwash is stronger than the swash. destructivewaves
The scraping or wearing away of rocks through friction, this is by ice, water or wind. Abrasion
When the water uses the process of abrasion and creates an arch that goes all the way through the rock, like a tunnel. arch
The return water flow of swash. This sheet of water flows back because of gravity. backwash
When weathered rocks are removed from the scene by water, wind or ice. erosion
A thin sheet of water that moves up the beach face after a wave of water breaks on the shore. Swash
A long and narrow bank of land that juts out into an open body of ocean and has gradually been pushed there by the tide. spit
Breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals e.g. due to water, ice, acids, salt, temperature change. weathering
The remainder of half of an arch after the roof of the arch collapsed due to lack of supports. stack

Coastal Landscapes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Berm
Destructive Wave
Constructive Wave
Fetch
Erosion
Sandbar
Beach
Waves
Spit
Bay
cave
Stack
Cliff
Sand-dune
Coastline
Wind Direction
Headland
Backwash
Swash
Longshore Drift
Primary Dune
Secondary Dune
Ridge
Deposition

Coastal Erosion Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

sea
attrition
abrasion
beach nourishment
seawall
rip rap
groynes
coastline
coastal
swish
soloution
backwash

Coasts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The wearing away of cliffs by sediment flung by breaking waves. Abrasion
The force of the water in a river or sea, causing erosion. HydraulicAction
Rocks being carried by the river smash together and break into smaller, smoother and rounder particles. attrition
A type of erosion and transportation when soluble particles are dissolved into the river. Solution
Area of ocean or lake surface over which the wind blows in an essentially constant direction, thus generating waves. Fetch
The type of wave that has a stronger backwash than swash. Destructive
The type of wave that has a stronger swash than backwash. Constructive
The geological process in which sediments, soil and rocks are added to a landform or land mass. Deposition
The continual swash and backwash that transports material sideways along the coast. Longshoredrift
A type of coastline with alternating bands of hard and soft rock. Discordant
The type of coastline that has the same type of rock along it's length. Concordant
Occurs when waves force their way into cracks in the cliff face, and hydraulic action erodes the rock. Cave
If a cave is formed in a headland, it may eventually break through to the other side to form this. Arch
The tall column of rock left when an arch collapses. Stack
Left after a stack collapses. Stump
A low energy area, made up of eroded material that has been transported from elsewhere and deposited by the sea. Beach
An extended stretch of beach material that projects out to sea and is joined to the mainland at one end. Spit
A spit that connects an island to the mainland. Tombolo
Management of the coast that attempts to control natural processes such as erosion and longshore drift. Hardengineering
The breakdown of rock through the action of plants and animals. Biologicalweathering
The decomposition (or rotting) of rock caused by a chemical change within that rock. Chemicalweathering
The disintegration of rock into smaller pieces without any chemical change in the rock. physicalweathering
A type of weathering where water freezes inside the rock, then expands, causing pieces to break off. freeze-thaw

Coastal Processes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

chalk
sandstone
limestone
sedimentation
wave
destructive
constructive
swash
attrition
abrasion
corrosion
fetch
hydraulic action
cliffs
beaches
transportation
erosion
backwash

coast keyword puzzle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Chalk
Limestone
Clay
Cliffs
Rip-Rap
Seawalls
Sediment
Split
Mr rocks and Mrs rocks
Wave erosion
Stack
Cracks
Stump
Cave
Bar
Waves
Soft rock
Hard rock
Swash
Fetch
Abrasion
Hydraulic action
Backwash
Bays
Coast

Coasts Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

backwash
coasts
erosion
groynes
hurricane
longshore drift
ocean
rocks
sea wall
swash
tide
Weather

Coastal Processes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The name given to the lowest point of the wave trough
The name given to the highest point of a wave crest
The movement of water up the beach swash
The movement of water being dragged down the beach backwash
The distance the wave has travelled fetch
Waves with a low wave height, long wave period & strong swash constructive
Waves with a high wave height, short wave period & weak swash Destructive
The movement of sediment down the coastline in a "zig-zag" longshoredrift
The movement of sediment downhill due to gravity mass movement
Fragments of rock breaking off cliffs and falling rockfall
Blocks of rock sliding downhill landslide
Saturated soil moving along a curved line of failure slumping
Breakdown & removal of rock erosion
Breakdown of rock "in situ" weathering
Material being carried by waves colliding and becoming smaller, smoother, rounder attrition
Sediment being thrown against the cliff face abrasion
The sheer force of water againsr the rocks. It enters the cracks and causes a mini explosion hydraulicaction
The disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions chemicalweathering
the process by which various natural agents, as wind and water, act upon exposed rock, causing it to disintegrate to sand and soil. mechanical weathering

Coastal Management Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

movement
solution
backwash
arch
cliff
headland
coastal
longshoredrift
swash
stump
stack
seawall
rocks
erosion
Beach