EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 20: Shorelines

Key Concepts


Waves along a beach (Corel)The following are key concepts that you should be familiar with after reading and studying Chapter 20: Shorelines. To evaluate your understanding of any of the key concepts, select the corresponding Concept Quiz from the Selection Bar and answer the questions provided.


  1. The shoreline and the “coastal zone.”

  2. Waves and their erosive activity.

  3. Sand movement on the beach.

  4. Erosional and depositional shoreline features.

  5. Stabilization of the shore.

  6. Coastal classification.

  7. Tides.




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