Updated: February 2008
For many schools, this will be their Coastal case study area. It's an area I know well. Remember that to develop an area as a useful case study you need to ensure that you have information about the PROCESSES and LANDFORMS and that you also consider the various MANAGEMENT issues that affect it.
The East Yorkshire based LIGHTHOUSE has some excellent IMAGES and resources. These include some excellent images all along the coast, from the N to the S of the coast. There are some aerial images of SPURN POINT, plus MAPPLETON and EASINGTON gas terminal and WITHERNSEA. All free of use too. These would be useful in conjunction with a digital projector. Check out lower down the page where I've added a few SAMPLE IMAGES from the Lighthouse site. This also has a web based GIS system called GOFER which covers the Holderness area. It works very well and will let you zoom in and then obtain AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY of your chosen area.
OTHER HOLDERNESS LINKS
Try the EAST RIDING site for a PDF of the HOLDERNESS PLAN. This has an EXCELLENT background to the Holderness area, and is Recommended.
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.
Sediment is a key issue at coastlines. Where does the sediment come from ?
SOURCES OF SEDIMENT in the coastal system page is here. Thanks to colleague Mr. Douglass for passing on this information, based on material from the excellent range available at the BIRKBECK COLLEGE site. There's also a follow up exercise using graphing skills in the lesson plan section of this page.
Recently added one of the best HOLDERNESS sites I've come across to the site. It's a HULL UNIVERSITY site again, and is called the COASTAL OBSERVATORY. There are several pages, but the RESOURCE AREA has some great stuff. It includes:
QTVR PANORAMAS e.g. the promenade at Bridlington
EROSION RATE RECORDS
A presentation on OFFSHORE WIND POWER
SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLANS for each Sediment Cell along the Holderness coastline
Coastal Management Plan link - a useful summary to download...
Can also download each cell...
A SERIES OF VIDEOS for downloading of locations along the coastline.
Also an article in 'Geography Review' in Spring 2008
We have also used the essay planning task in Liz Taylor's 'Representing Geography' on this piece of work.
Don't forget the DVD clips I showed you... especially the ones of the shells on the beach near Hornsea...
We used the Ordnance Survey's GET A MAP site for our maps too.
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