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Vocabulary Term Details

Coastal erosion

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_erosion)

Coastal erosion is the wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, or drainage (see also beach evolution). Waves, generated by storms, wind, or fast moving motor craft, cause coastal erosion, 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. (Wikipedia)

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Erosion
N/ACoastal soils

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Approved Date
24-Jun-2013

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