Factors affecting the rate of Erosion

The type of wave

Destructive waves cause more erosion than constructive waves.
Backwash is more powerful than swash.
More materials are carried away from the coast than are deposited on it.

Position of coast

Coast are not protected from prevailing winds are more exposed to wave action than sheltered coast area

Natural of coastal rock

Rocks that are made of different resistance to erosion depending on the mineral composition of the rocks and the presences or absences of lines of weakness.
Coasts made of granite and basalt( hard rocks) are more resistant to erosion than shale and clay (soft rocks)

2 thoughts on “Factors affecting the rate of Erosion

  1. Sir…just want to ask..the factors affecting rate of erosion is destructive wave and backwash..is that right?thank you..

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