Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Definition

Coastal erosion is defined as 
‘the process of episodic removal of material at the shoreline leading to a loss of land as the shoreline retreats landward’.
The processes involved incoastal erosion include not only the work of the sea, but also that of the wind, migrating river mouths and tidal inlets, coastal landslides and tectonics which may take the form of long-term losses of sediment and rocks, or merely the temporary redistribution of coastal sediments; erosion in one location may result in accretion nearby.

Images of coastal erosion 

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