The movement of material along a coast by waves which 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.
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