Definition of longshore drift in English:
The movement of material along a coast by waves that approach at an angle to the shore but recede directly away from it.
- Linear, prograding coasts are the consequence of a substantial supply of sediment derived by transport along the coast by longshore drift and coastal currents.
- Rising sea levels and longshore drift since the ice age have created a remarkable, 500 km-long beach.
- The homogenization is believed to be the result of depositional processes such as longshore drift and storm activity that rework and mix detritus that may have been originally more stratified.
Definition of longshore drift in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan