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longshore drift

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(Physical Geography) the process whereby beach material is gradually shifted laterally as a result of waves meeting the shore at an oblique angle
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Long shore drift is the result of the inflow through slits S2 to S8 and outflow through S1.
In this way, the durability of the seawalls can be extended and their effectiveness in decreasing the long shore drift effect is increased [26].
Hutchinson says: "Long shore drift can be a problem as it can pull you along the beach and out to sea without you realising it.