Transportation – The movement of eroded material
The transportation of material along the coast is caused by longshore drift.
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Although longshore drift is the main process of transportation, the material moves in four different ways.
Suspension: Fine, light material is carried by the sea water.
Solution: Minerals like chalk and limestone are dissolved into the sea water and are then carried along the coastline and away into the deep sea. You cannot even see them moving away.
Traction: Larger rocks are rolled along the sea bed.
Saltation: Small pebbles and stones are bounced along the sea bed or against cliff faces.