7 FEATURES FORMED BY WAVE DEPOSITION




The following are features formed by wave deposition:

Beach

This is an accumulation of sand, shingles, and pebbles at the coast. It is caused by the deposition process of the wave when the swash is stronger than the backwash.

 

Spit

This is a narrow ridge like the accumulation of the sand or deposited materials that protrude into the sea and is attached to the mainland.

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 Cuspate foreland

This is formed when two spits converge and join at the tips and it is triangular in shape.

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Lagoon

This is an accumulation of water formed by seawater accumulating behind cuspate fore-land.

Tombolo

This is the spit that connects the mainland to the island.

    Sand  bar

This is the ridge of materials usually the sand, which lies parallel or almost parallel to the coast. Unlike the spit, the bar is not attached to the mainland.

   Mudflats




This is the platform of mud formed by deposition of silt and river alluvium along the gently sloping coast, especially in bays and estuaries

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