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Basic Theory of Longshore Drift
"This is a quiz about the basic theory of longshore drift. (specific to Britain). Longshore drift is the process of waves being dragged in by the current and eroding and affecting the coastline of Britain."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What compass direction are the waves coming from that affect the south coast of Britain?
At what angle do swash waves come in on the British coastline?
If the incoming wave is called a swash wave, what is the outgoing wave called?
At what angle does an outgoing wave enter the sea?
Sea defences are used to stop longshore drift, ruining beaches across the British coast. Which of these sea defences, built perpendicular to the shore, is often made of wood?
Stepped sea wall
What landform is caused at a deposition point?
Which of these is a form of erosion?
What is the name of the type of erosion that is distinguished by water entering a crack or crevice of a rock and eventually weakening it and cracking it further?
It is not a type of erosion
When does the pattern of longshore drift stop?
When the water loses its energy
When the land changes shape dramatically
When a strong wind disrupts it
When tourists swim in the sea
Is the city of Plymouth, Devon affected by longshore drift?
No, Plymouth is a headland
No, Plymouth is the exception
Yes, all of coastal Britain is
No, Plymouth is not on the coast
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