How Do Waves Cause Erosion?


Erosion is when the soil, mud or sand is moved by wind, ice, or water. Waves can cause erosion over a short or long period of time. Waves breaking can cause erosion as they his the shoreline, or the salt in the water can break down rocks. Waves can also force water into the cracks of rocks or abrade the rocks by beating them with the small rocks that they carry.
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Waves cause erosion by continuing to pound the shore with water, and taking away the sand, and eroding the softer rock base. Waves can eventually turn rock in to sand.
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