Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Dissipative beach (2 o 2)

Dissipative beach

Waihī Beach, Bay of Plenty, is an eroded beach – very wide and flat with shallow waters for some distance offshore. Most of the incoming waves generate currents close to shore and carry (dissipate) sediment from one area to another.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN37875/4
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/6327/dissipative-beach (accessed 28 January 2020)

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