Sunday, April 15, 2012

Describing The Coastline Of Malaysia

 The Malaccan Straits, or the west coast of Malaysia, has a larger deposition area as seen near Sungai Ayer Tawar, this is due to the fact that the Sumatran Islands are blocking prevailing winds also the edges of the coast look smooth and rounded, this feature increases the number of constructive waves forming, thus depositing more material on the beaches and shores of the Malaccan Straits, A good example would be Port Dickson, it has a long and wide coastline, this give a clear picture that more constructive waves are depositing material that lengthen the coastline

Over in the east coast, the coastline is shorten, the ridges of the coast looks as if the land has been eaten these events are due to the fact that the and there is no obstruction between the East Coast and South China Sea, this encourages a higher rate of destructive waves which eats away at the coast, taking away material from the coastline 

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