Shorelines:

Again we return to water as an agent of transport. Water behaves differently in large bodies than in streams.

Tides:


Patterns of shoreline erosion:

Patterns of shoreline deposition:

Beaches: A deposit of unconsolidated sediment extending from low tide to a topographic break such as a line of dunes or cliffs.


Other shoreline depositional features:

Beaches in the rock record:

Beach sediment can be cemented by precipitates from sea-water to form beachrock. Characteried by:



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