Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Marine Erosion in Landscape Formation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1520

Coastal erosion refers to mechanical, chemical and biological erosion caused by waves, tides, currents, storm surges, and gravel carried by seawater. Marine erosion can sculpt and modify the coast. Waves can impact coastal features by erosion, accumulation and deposition, while the sand, pebbles and gravels carried by waves and currents can affect the coast by abrasion and corrosion.

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