Littoral drift

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Definition of Littoral drift:
Littoral transport is the term used for the transport of non-cohesive sediments, i.e. mainly sand, along the foreshore and the shoreface due to the action of the breaking waves and the longshore current. The littoral transport is also called the longshore transport or the littoral transport.
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Taken from an article called Definitions of coastal terms