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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Explain the similarities and differences between beaches and barrier beaches.

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The similarities and differences between beaches and barrier beaches.

Explanation

Beaches are the most common coastal depositional landform in the coastal zone that generated as a result of wave action. Sandy beaches are common but many other type beaches are also common, for example, cobble beach which is formed by the effect of coastal erosion. The sediments along beaches are also come with a variety of colors depending on the source rock they eroded from.

Most of the beaches are permanent landforms, but the sediments deposited are not much permanent. The sediment grains are moving from one location to another because of swash and backwash...

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