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Long Shore Drift Investigation - Long Shore Drift Investigation The managed section of the beach will be affected more than the unmanaged section from longshore drift and thus cause coastal erosion. My intentions are to carry out an investigation, which will determine the affects of longshore drift. The investigation itself will be broken into two different parts, these being the affect of longshore drift on a managed section, which has groynes to trap sediment, thus forming a protective beach. I will assess these areas before continuing with any data collection, when we had discovered a managed....   [tags: Papers] 560 words
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Continetal drift theory - Continental Drift, the theory that continents move slowly about the earth's surface, changing their positions relative to one another and to the poles of the earth. In the past the theory has been discussed but not generally accepted, most geologists believing the continents to be fixed in place and subject only to vertical movements, such as those observed during mountain uplift. In recent years, however, a sound body of evidence in support of a modified form of the drift theory has been found....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Process of Evolution: A Look at Mutation, Natural Selection, Genetic Drift and Gene Flow - What is evolution and how does it work. Evolution is the theory of how one form of life changes into another form. Evolution also is the change of a population’s inherited traits from generation to generation. Evolution helps to explain why an animal, human, and plant looks the way it does and acts the way it does; it gives an explanation of the history of life. Genes come in many varieties and the evolution helps to make it happen. Mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow: the four forces that make the evolution work....   [tags: evolution] 730 words
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To Test if Longshore Drift is Taking Place Along Deal Beach on the Day of Our Visit - To Test if Longshore Drift is Taking Place Along Deal Beach on the Day of Our Visit For this aim, we measured the wave angle. To do this, I laid a protractor on the floor, and watched for about 5 minutes in which direction the waves were travelling. I would look down on the protractor, and note down the angle of the waves. I then worked out the average angle. We had to do measure the wave angle because it would show us in which direction the longshore drift (if any) was taking place, therefore resulting back to the title of the aim....   [tags: Papers] 1086 words
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Investigating the Length of Long Shore Occurence - Investigating the Length of Long Shore Occurence Reason for study: to find out if long shore drift occurs and if it does, to find defences to prevent any hazards The place of my study was porlock bay in Somerset. This is a picture of the porlock bay. [IMAGE] Aim: 1. To find out the beach material is moved by long shore drift 2. To work out a sort of defence mechanism used in porlock bay to stop the flooding in the marshes. Evidence of long shore drift: · Without long shore drift there would not be any groynes, but the beach would be completely flat · The way the cliffs and headlands have eroded shows us some sense of direction....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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Erosion of Shorelines - Erosion of Shorelines The erosion of shorelines is a natural process that can have beneficial or adverse impacts on the creation and maintenance of habitats. Sands and gravels eroded from the shores of coastal bays maintain the beach as a natural barrier between the open water and coastal wetlands. Beaches move back and forth onshore, offshore and along shore with changing wave conditions. The finer-grained silts and clays derived from the erosion of shorelines are sorted and carried as far as the waters of wetlands or tidal flats, where benefits are derived from addition of the new material....   [tags: Nature Environment Papers] 2227 words
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Hardy-weinburg Equilibrium - The Hardy-Weinberg theorem states that the frequency of alleles and genotypes in a population’s gene pool remain constant over the generations unless acted upon by agents other than sexual recombination. For example, take a population of mice that consists of 1,000 members. A specific allele, albino allele, is recessive within this species. 80% of the population expresses the normal phenotype- brown coloring, while the remaining 20% are albino. 640 members of the population have the genotype AA, 320 have Aa, and 40 have aa....   [tags: essays research papers] 1101 words
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Investigation on Coastal Erosion In Porlock Bay - Investigation on Coastal Erosion In Porlock Bay Aims ---- Aim 1: To find out if beach material is moved across Porlock Bay by longshore drift. Aim 2: To find out which type of sea defense is best for Porlock bay. If L.S.D. (long shore drift) were taking place I would expect to find: a) Deposition at one end of the bay and against any abstractions such as groynes. b) An increase in pebble roundness in the direction of long shore drift. The process of attrition will erode the pebbles....   [tags: Papers] 3494 words
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The Coastal Defences at Reculver - The Coastal Defences at Reculver In Roman times St. Mary's Church was built with Twin Towers as part of the building. Originally the church was 3kms away from the sea but as the cliff was eroded it eventually became next to the see. There was a danger the cliff under the Twin Towers and therefore the Twin Towers themselves would be destroyed by erosion. To stop this happening many coastal defences and different types of management have been erected. The initial try at coastal management was in 1809....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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Coastal Erosion At Dunwich - Coastal Erosion At Dunwich This question is asking for the reasons as to why the coastal erosion at Dunwich takes place. I have already shown that there is coastal erosion in question one, and now I am going to explain why this erosion happens. To show how the erosion takes place, I will look at many different factors: wave type, long shore drift, the geology in the area, and beach profile. Natural Erosion Fig 2.2 on page 3 shows the sand martins nests, which are a contributing factor to the erosion of Dunwich Cliffs....   [tags: Papers] 1046 words
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Coastal Erosion Problems in Walton on the Naze - Coastal Erosion Problems in Walton on the Naze The reason for doing this piece of coursework is to investigate the coastal erosion problems in Walton on the Naze. In this project I will be answering one main question: What should be done about the erosion of the Naze. Walton on the Naze is a seaside resort along the coast of Essex just 8 miles south of Harwich, it is the most easterly part of the Essex coastline and it is surrounded by the North Sea. Walton is situated in southeast England and in north Essex, near Clacton (11km direct), Colchester (27km direct), and Brightlingsea (19km direct)....   [tags: Papers] 2417 words
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How Natural Processes Operate at Coastal Geographic Environment - How Natural Processes Operate at Coastal Geographic Environment Natural Processes are actions or events that have natural causes, which result in natural events. The three main coastal environment processes that operate at Muriwai are Coastal Erosion, Coastal Transportation and Coastal Deposition. The elements that interact to produce natural processes are wind, waves and tides. Each phenomenon at Muriwai's coastal geographic environment has been produced by interaction. Coastal Erosion is a process at Muriwai that gradually wears away the rock particles of the earth's surface, transporting them to another location....   [tags: Natural Processes Environmental Essays] 1040 words
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Tourism's impact on the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit Area - Tourism's impact on the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit Area Hypothesis The hypothesis that my group have chosen to investigate is: "Tourism has impacted along the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit area. This has resulted In more coastal problems." Throughout this piece of coursework, I will gather information from sources to either agree, or disagree with my chosen hypothesis. These are the areas that I will be investigating: · Tourist Facilities · Reasons why tourist facilities are needed · The coastal defences · Damage done to the coast - natural and human · Effects damage has done to the landscape · Cost Vs Revenue I am also going to be expanding this hypothesis by also investigating the impact that tourism has done to the Highcliff high street and Highcliff beach area....   [tags: Papers] 3020 words
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Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's Coastline - Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's Coastline My project is on Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's coastline. Their grid references are 553,960 (Birling Gap) and 630,003 (Eastbourne). These are both situated in the south east of England on the south east coast. The reason we are doing our work on these particular places is that these places have a recurring problem. Erosion. !. BIRLING GAP !. & !. EASTBOURNE !. Birling Gap and Eastbourne are both areas of coastline along the south east of England....   [tags: Papers] 710 words
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The Shaping of Deal and The Process of L.D. - The Shaping of Deal and The Process of L.D. Introduction On the 20/05/04, our geography class travelled to Deal Beach in the southwest of England in preparation for our year 10/11 geography coursework. Before we had arrived at our destination, we had to consider the location that we chose for the investigation to take place. We chose Deal because it is situated in a particular location where long shore drift approaches in two different locations. It is the best location to study long shore drift since Deal receives L.D from both the north and the south, and is therefore a key location to study which direction is more dominant....   [tags: Papers] 1266 words
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Evolutionary Concepts Activity 6 - ... 250), in other words allopatric speciation. Wegener's theory did not have a supporting geological mechanism. Many years later and advances in technology brought about the plate tectonics theory. Essentially it says: the earth surface is covered by a series of crustal plates the ocean floors are continually moving, spreading from the center, sinking at the edges, and being regenerated. Convection currents beneath the plates move the crustal plates in different directions. The source of heat driving the convection currents is radioactivity deep in the Earths mantle....   [tags: Evolution]
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Why the Play is Called The Crucible - Why is the play called the Crucible. Webster and his book the dictionary defines a 'crucible' as, 'A container in which metals are heated, involving a change. A severe test or trial.'; Author Miller in his play, uses the title 'The Crucible' as an analogy for the situation. The actual container- the crucible, is the town of Salem Massachusetts. The contents of the container are the people of Salem, the emotions and feelings of these people are what change. The events that take place in the town are what fuel and heat the people's emotions and are what affects their actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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Alfred Wegener's Biography - Alfred Wegener's Biography Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1, 1880. He was interested in geophysics, and also became fascinated with the fields of meteorology and climatology. During his life, Wegener made several key contributions to meteorology; he pioneered the use of balloons to track air circulation, and wrote a textbook that became standard throughout Germany. In 1906 he joined an expedition to Greenland to study polar air circulation. Returning, he accepted a post as tutor at a German university....   [tags: Papers] 405 words
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Coastal Erosion - Coastal Erosion With Reference to examples discuss the view that coastal erosion is caused by human intervention as a posed to natural processes. For many decades the approach to rapid coastal erosion was to build up sea defenses, to try and slow down or even stop the erosion. Initially the attempts were thought a success, however after some years it was realized that the power of the sea and waves could overcome human attempts. Only could protection be a success if huge costs were going to be involved....   [tags: science] 1497 words
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Flexibility - Flexibility Works Cited Missing Flexibility in the economy can be defined in numerous ways. According to Sennett to be flexible is to be able to adapt to changing circumstances and not to be broken by them. This idea of being able to adapt to changing circumstances can be applied quite easily to the economy and how we as a society or individual have to be accommodating and willing to change and roll with the punches. A few elements pertaining to flexibility are drifting, taking risks and possible failure....   [tags: Character Flexibility Flexible Essays] 1557 words
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Essay On Evolution - Essay on Evolution There are many mechanisms that lead to evolutionary change. One of the most important mechanism in evolution is natural selection which is the differential success in the reproduction of different phenotypes resulting from the interaction of organisms with their environment. Natural selection occurs when a environment makes a individual adapt to that certain environment by variations that arise by mutation and genetic recombination. Also it favors certain traits in a individual than other traits so that these favored traits will be presented in the next generation....   [tags: essays research papers] 915 words
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resistence basic guide - A basic guide to resistance. Electron Flow Model Everything is made of very small particles called atoms. Each atom has a heavy positively charged nucleus and is surrounded by a cloud of light, negatively charged, electrons. In metals, the outer most electron of each atom is weakly attracted to the positive nucleus and can escape from the atom and wander around between the atoms. [Note 1] So, in metals, we have all these millions and millions of electrons whizzing about at high speed, in random directions, between the fixed atoms....   [tags: essays research papers] 1352 words
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Tectonic Plates and its Effects on the Physical Face of the Earth - Tectonic Plates and its Effects on the Physical Face of the Earth For millions of years, tectonic plates have been determinate of changes in the physical face of the earth, and they continue to do so today. These massive plates move underneath the surfaces of the oceans and the continents, producing earthquakes, volcanoes and uplifts. This paper will discuss the composition, movement and history of tectonic plates, the theory of plate tectonics and its history, and tectonic plates affect the surface of the earth today and will continue to do so in the future....   [tags: Tectonic Plates Geology Science Essays] 1475 words
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The Negative Impacts of Groynes and Revetments on the Beaches - The Negative Impacts of Groynes and Revetments on the Beaches They spoil the natural scenery (visual pollution). They are expensive to build and maintain. They can cause accelerated erosion further along the coast if they starve areas of beach material by maintaining a beach at that point. Old metal groynes can go rusty and cause accidents for holidaymakers. Therefore local authorities have to consider all these implications before investing in expensive coastal management and protection schemes....   [tags: Papers] 848 words
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Coastal Management at Selsey - Coastal Management at Selsey 1. Introduction. For this Coursework I will be studying the coastal management of East Beach, Selsey, and also at Medmerry. The main issue that I will study is 'How should the coastline be managed at East Beach, Selsey and at Medmerry, near West Beach, Selsey.' The methods that I used to collect information was varied, here is what I did in my group: First of all I measured the beach length, by using a measuring tape. I measured the beach from the sea's edge to the top of the beach....   [tags: Papers] 1908 words
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Assessment of the Movement of Material Along Deal's Beach - Assessment of the Movement of Material Along Deal's Beach This was carried out at site 3 because there are groynes at site 3 which created an area within 2 groynes called a groyne box which I could study in order to look at the movement of pebbles within a confined area. Diagram of a Groyne Box: Sea Wall [IMAGE] 1 2 3 4 5 [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Groyne 1 Groyne 2 Sea The purpose of this aim is to see the effects of Longshore Drift over a longer period of time....   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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Plate Tectonics - Plate Tectonics Since the beginning of human kind there has been a cloud of wonder of how our planet was formed. Scientist interested in this field through out the years have developed many different theories to how our planet came about. Before the Twentieth Century, scientists and geologists thought that mountain structures were due to the massive tightening of the earth caused by the gradual cooling of molten rocks. In 1900, American scientist Joseph Le Conte, published an article in the Appleton's Popular Scientific Monthly....   [tags: Geology] 1326 words
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Landforms that are Produced as a Result of Costal Deposition - Landforms that are Produced as a Result of Costal Deposition Deposition is defined as 'the laying down of sediments, produced by weathering and erosion of landmasses…'. Deposition occurs when velocity decreases and therefore suspended sediment can no longer be transported. There are four main landforms that are resulting form landforms, beaches, spits and tombolos, forelands and barrier islands. The area that I have studied is the Vale of Glamorgan Coastline form Merthyr Mawr Warren to Breaksea Point and within this area there are many depositional features....   [tags: Papers] 544 words
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Dawlish Warren Field Trip - Dawlish Warren Field Trip Dawlish Warren is a small village in south Devon designed to be a tourist attraction. Here is a map showing Dawlish Warren's location: Dawlish warren is a major sand spit at the mouth of the River Exe, and is visited by over 20,000 people per day in peak holiday season. A spit is a ridge of sand or shingle projecting from the land into a body of water. It is deposited by waves carrying material from one direction to another across the mouth of an inlet....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Case Study of Hastings Coastal Management - Case Study of Hastings Coastal Management Hastings is a town on the south coast of England approximately 60 miles south of London (see map below). In recent years, the coastline at Hastings has had to face many large scale problems, including the 10 km stretch from Hastings eastwards to the small town of Fairlight. With the coastline at constant exposure to the English Channel, there are many coastal processes which take place along the stretch of beach and cliff. [IMAGE][IMAGE] [IMAGE][IMAGE] Longshore Drift [IMAGE] Fetch [IMAGE]The map on the left illustrates the location of Hastings and also the area of the coastline which is being discussed in this case study....   [tags: Papers] 417 words
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The Geomorphological Processes in Landscape - The Geomorphological Processes in Landscape The example I have studied is the Holderness Coast, E England, MEDC inside the EU. The geomorphological processes which are active in this stretch of coastline are weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition. The landforms they create are headlands and bays, arches, caves, stacks and stumps, wave cut platforms and notches. Also beaches and spits. The main types of weathering are onion skin, biological, chemical and freeze thaw weathering....   [tags: Papers] 508 words
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South Africa - South Africa South African landscapes provide us with the lush greens of the jungle, the dry grass of the savanna, the majesty of the mountains, the eroded clay of the desert and the high-rise mortar of the city. A filmmaker can find there any background desired as the scenery for his motion picture, but variety is not the only true value of the African landscape. Here we find the lush, well tended greens that represent the wealth and control of the Europeans who have invaded the country; the dry savannas where the animals roam freely, but the native peoples are restricted; the eroded clay that somehow manages to sustain life and reminds us of the outlying township slums that somehow sustain oppressed lives; and the stifling city where a restrictive government and looming skyscrapers bear down to oppress the human spirit....   [tags: History Essays]
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The Forever Moving Land - The Forever Moving Land The land below us is always in motion. Plate tectonics studies these restless effects to give us a better understanding of the Earth and its past. New molten rocks are poured out in the form of magma from the mid-ocean ridges. The rock is recycled and re-entered back into the earth in deep ocean trenches through convection current. The convection current in the mantle drives plates around either against or away from each other. These collisions give rise to earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and continental drift....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Holderness Coastline - The Holderness Coastline Introduction The Holderness Coastline is eroding much faster than any other coastline in Britain as it is made from boulder clay. 100,000 year ago an ice sheet covered parts of Europe pushing with it sand, shingle and rocks (this made up the boulder clay). The boulder clay was left by the city York when the ice sheet retreated. This made the Holderness coastline. Many people immigrated to the Holderness Coastline as the boulder clay was good for farming as it was much softer than other lands....   [tags: Papers] 798 words
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Flooding Project: Lynmouth 1952 - Flooding Project: Lynmouth 1952 Background information ---------------------- The small coastal town of Lynmouth (North Devonshire) became known throughout the world for the disaster that struck in August 1952. On the night of the 15th, after continuous rain throughout the day, the East and West Lyn Rivers rose suddenly and filled with the waters from their Exmoor catchment. Large boulders and rocks were carried in the flow towards the village, destroying houses, roads and bridges....   [tags: Papers] 984 words
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