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1 FEATURES OF EROSION & FEATURES OF DEPOSITION RIVERS

2 EROSION RIVER

3 Is a feature of erosion by a young river A waterfall

4 A Meander in a river River erodes the outside of the meander and deposits on the inside.

5 On the inside of the meander, Deposition happens The river speeds around the outside of the bend as it cuts its way; the water is much slower on the inside of the bend where mud and silt etc are dropped or deposited.

6 OX-BOW LAKE

7 Ox bow lake is a feature of river deposition

8 © Jenny Syddall & Anthony Carr

9 FEATURES OF DEPOSITION BEACHES SPITS Sea

10 The sea Coastal Deposition Landforms: Features and Formation Material that is transported by the waves along a coastline is eventually deposited forming distinctive deposition features.

11 Sea deposition Beaches and spits These are two main deposition features that you need to learn the formation of. These are: 1. Beaches 2. Spits

12 Features of coastal deposition The main feature of coastal deposition is the BEACH Beaches Beaches are the main feature of deposition found at the coast, these consist of all the material (sand, shingle etc.) that has built up between the high and low tide mark.

13 Spits Spits are long narrow ridges of sand and shingle which project (stick out) from the coastline into the sea. Longshore drift moves material along the coastline. A spit forms when the material is deposited (or left behind / dropped). Over time, the spit grows and develops a hook if wind direction changes further out. Waves cannot get past a spit, which creates a sheltered area where silt is deposited and mud flats or salt marshes form.

14 This spit is approximately 20 miles long Farewell Spit, On New Zealands South Island

15 FEATURES OF EROSION HEADLANDS BAYS CAVES ARCHES STACKS Sea

16 EVERYTHING IN ONE PIC!

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18 Headland Bay The headland is the part that remains pointing or jutting out into the sea The bay is the curved or scooped out space that the sea waves eroded away Headlands and bays

19 How Headlands and Bays form

20 Caves, arches, stacks and stumps

21 Sea Erosion These are STACKS and STUMPS

22 ARCH


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