COASTAL LANDFORMS AND PROCESSES
There are some useful materials which can be seen at the Key Stage 3 COASTS page, and I recommend you visit that before coming back here to take another look. There is also the BBC series 'COASTS', which is likely to be re-run on digital channels for some years to come.
This page ARCHIVED - July 2008
The area around Mappleton on the Holderness Coast is one of the main areas affected by coastal erosion in Western Europe.
There are some quite good details on a range of coastal areas, including Holderness at M J ANDERSON's site. There are some other Geography pages here too... It has some useful detail on costing of defences, and was discovered when I did a few searches to respond to an e-mail for help that a user of GeographyPages sent me. Well worth a visit.
Try the WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL page for some useful REVISION notes which include some details on coastal erosion (as well as other information)
Try the EAST RIDING site for a PDF of the HOLDERNESS PLAN. This has an EXCELLENT background to the Holderness area.
Go to the LOIS site, and download the 42 pages of teachers' notes which they offer. Excellent.
Some excellent images of the HOLDERNESS COAST can be found at the Lighthouse site. There are some good images of settlements like Grimsby and Cleethorpes, plus places like Mappleton, Spurn Head and Withernsea. These are excellent, large, free images.
Go to EDEXCEL site to download a very useful question and mark scheme (FOUNDATION and HIGHER tier). This is an additional Specimen question for Core Unit A3. Nice photo and other resources.
A recent (ish) find is the DORSET COAST DIGITAL ARCHIVE. This has information on 3 THEMES, or LEARNING PACKAGES. Theme 1 is called 'Physical Changes to the Coast' and has 4 topics (Dorset's Marine and Coastal Habitats, Marine Ecology, Coastal Form Processes and Dorset's Underwater World). Theme 2 is 'Settlements and Society' and has 4 topics (Origins of Growth and Settlement, Life on the land and in the town, Leisure hours, The influence of the Sea). Theme 3 is 'Managing the Coast' and has 4 topics (Impacts of Landslide and Coastal change, History on the seabed, Who's who in coastal management and Marine resources) Recommended.
THE PURBECK COAST OF DORSET
This is an area commonly used as an exam case study. In response to a recent 'Panic Button' request by AW, here are some useful sites for this section.
Some IMAGES of Dorset here - quite nice ones.
The coastal landscape is the result of the change, which you can see in the image above, from limestone, through greensand and clay to the chalk on the right which forms the background to Lulworth Cove.
Go HERE for some good materials.
The area is also known as the JURASSIC COAST and is a World Heritage site. THIS SITE is rather good.
More detailed notes from SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY here.
Daniel Ellison from LITTLE HEATH SCHOOL in Berkshire has placed the results of his excellent WALLS TO WINDOWS on the school website. Check them out now, but go easy as there's some serious bandwidth involved here. There are a series of folders there at the moment.
There are clips for various topics: COASTS, RIVERS, RESOURCES (a good 6 minute 'documentary' exploring pros and cons of wind power), and some animations showing what will happen to places such as Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks over the years.
EXTRACTING COASTAL AGGREGATES
A recent episode of Radio 4's "Costing the Earth" programme looked at the issue of the extraction of aggregate from offshore areas for use in the construction of roads and new housing.
A lot of this has so far been taken from the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk. Inshore fishermen are concerned that their fishing is going to suffer.
The BMAPA is the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association.
Try also the GOWER SAVE OUR SANDS website for a different view towards DREDGING. Has some good BEFORE AND AFTER pictures showing apparent sand loss on beaches around the GOWER.
One area which has disappeared because of similar processes is the south coast village of HALLSANDS. An excellent site here which has a good review.
Coming soon: a MYSTERY on HALLSANDS.
There's a link to a graph produced by the North Sea Action Group, which shows the correlation between dredging and erosion losses, and also links to other very useful resources HERE.
The home page of the NSAG is here.
A good UEA essay HERE.
Rackley, S.J. (2002) The composition, change and human influence of the North Norfolk coastline. (Unpublished undergraduate independent essay), UEA ENV, Norwich UK, NR4 7TJ. (http://www.uea.ac.uk/~x0145548/1A86.htm)
NORTH NORFOLK COAST
The Norfolk coast is an area prone to erosion.
There is a report on the coastal management options which apply in the various sediment cells from Sheringham to Snettisham in the document HERE.
The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club at Brancaster has suffered from erosion for many years. A report is HERE.
The Jubilee course at St. Andrews has also had to be protected from the effects of erosion on certain holes by the construction of gabions at the base of the cliffs.
The first of 2 lengthy illustrated articles by Patrick Gowen of the North Sea Action Group is HERE, and there's a link to the second of the articles. There are links to other sets of photographs and information.
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