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Coastal Ocean Features - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a resource that provides a comprehensive overview of coastal ocean features, this engaging chapter can help! Fun lessons closely examine a variety of related concepts, including coastal erosion, shoreline characteristics and sea level changes. Check your understanding of the lessons you study by taking the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes. To assess your knowledge of the entire chapter, take the comprehensive exam. The dashboard makes it easy to trace your steps through the chapter and submit any lesson topic questions to our experts. When you're finished, you will be ready to:
- List and describe the effects of deposition and coastal erosion on shoreline features
- Identify and discuss characteristics of beaches and shorelines
- Define types of estuaries and discuss this type of biome
- Explain the impact of sea level changes
1. The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features
Shorelines constantly change due to the depositing of sand and sediment, which is a process known as deposition. Learn about shoreline features that are created by deposition, such as spits, baymouth bars, tombolos and barrier islands.
2. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features
Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.
3. Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches
Shorelines and beaches are constantly changing due to forces, such as waves, winds and currents. Learn about characteristics of shorelines, including headlands, bays, beach berms, sand dunes, spits, tombolos, barrier islands and lagoons.
4. Estuaries Biome: Definition, Types & Climate
Estuaries are very special ecosystems, but just what is an estuary? Estuaries are both economically and environmentally important because they provide a unique home to many valuable marine organisms.
5. Sea Level Changes: Shorelines, Types & Impact
If you've ever enjoyed a trip to the beach, this lesson might be for you. Here, we'll discuss different types of shorelines as well as how changes in plate tectonics and climate change contribute to changing shores.
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