Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Accretion, Wainui Inlet (1 o 2)

Accretion, Wainui Inlet

When walking on a beach few people realise that the sand under their feet is usually just a fraction of the sand that is actually present in the coastal environment. Often huge banks of sand sit just offshore. Waves move sand offshore from the beach and back again in a continuous cycle. This photograph of Wainui Inlet in Golden Bay shows the build-up (accretion) of sand along the shoreline.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN25795/7
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - Shifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6323/accretion-wainui-inlet (accessed 30 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Willem de Lange, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006