longshore drift


longshore drift
noun the movement of material along a coast by waves which approach at an angle to the shore but recede directly away from it.

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  • Longshore drift — (sometimes known as shore drift, LSD or littoral drift) is a geological process by which sediments such as sand or other materials, move along a beach shore.MechanismLongshore drift is the net movement of sand and other fine particles like shell… …   Wikipedia

  • longshore drift — noun The movement of material along the seashore by a current flowing parallel to the shoreline • • • Main Entry: ↑longshore …   Useful english dictionary

  • longshore drift. — See beach drift. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • longshore drift. — See beach drift. [1950 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • longshore drift — noun the process whereby sand and shingle move along a beach shoreline when waves approach the shore at an angle …   Wiktionary

  • longshore drift —   the net movement of sediment along a coast. The direction of swash is usually not perpendicular to the coastline. Sediment is thus moved up a beach and across at the same time. As backwash occurs under gravity, its direction is more directly… …   Geography glossary

  • beach drift — the drifting of sediments, esp. marine sediments, in patterns parallel to the contours of a beach, due to the action of waves and currents. Also called littoral drift, longshore drift. * * * …   Universalium

  • beach drift — the drifting of sediments, esp. marine sediments, in patterns parallel to the contours of a beach, due to the action of waves and currents. Also called littoral drift, longshore drift …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuspate foreland — A Cuspate foreland, solidified by vegetation Cuspate forelands, also known as cuspate barriers or Nesses in Britain, are geographical features found on coastlines and lakeshores that are created primarily by long shore drift.[1] Formed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Coastal geography — is the study of the dynamic interface between the ocean and the land, incorporating both the physical geography (i.e coastal geomorphology, geology and oceanography) and the human geography (sociology and history) of the coast. It involves an… …   Wikipedia