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    Coastal Erosion [IMAGE][IMAGE]Coastal erosion presents a problem along the coastlines of Britain. One of the many areas affected by this is Walton-on-the-Naze, situated in the Southeast coast of England, about sixty-five miles from London. Walton-on-the-Naze is a dated tourist resort with a pier, which has an end shut off due to unsafe structure. There is an area of cliffs further up coast, which are suffering from erosion and cliff collapse. The government has erected a number of different

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    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

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    Costal erosion, especially on barrier islands, is a major concern throughout the world. The issue represents a serious concern for many vulnerable coastlines throughout the coastal regions of the world. This issue must be studied for root causes so it can, if at all possible, be brought under some semblance of control before it is too late. The cost of ignoring this issue would be catastrophic to both communities on the beach and the marine life that depend on the coastal areas for their very

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    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

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    Many Caribbean country coastlines are facing rampant coastal erosion. Coastal erosion and accretion has continuously existed and contributed to shaping the present coastlines. Coastal erosion is now largely intensified due to human activities, although engineering structures are aimed at solving erosion problems, it has long been known that these projects can also contribute to creating problems at other nearby locations. Dramatic examples of side effects are presented by Darsan and Alexis (2014)

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    The Environmental Tragedy of Coastal Erosion

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    The Environmental Tragedy of Coastal Erosion A very high percentage of the American population resides at or near one of the coasts. Preserving beaches is a very costly endeavor and there have been many debates over which way this country should go about doing so. On the east coast the current strategy is, “beach nourishment programs”, whereby sand is taken from available sources and put back onto the eroded beach (Michaels, 01). In 1999 the United States government spent about $150 million

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    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

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    Waves can be defined as a surface disturbance of a fluid in which energy is transferred. Waves are seen as the main contributing factor in coastal erosion all over the world. Waves come in all shapes and sizes. Different types of waves have been given individual names, depending on their characteristics. Wave types Wind Waves Wind waves are formed when a gust of wind blows over the surface of the water. There is some friction between the bottom layer of the wind and the top layer of the water and

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    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

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    Coastal Erosion: La Playa Loca

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    Erosion is when the elements such as wind, water, and ice remove pieces of land. (“What is Coastal Erosion?”) Coastal Erosion takes place when destructive waves wear parts of the coast away. Four ways in which this takes place are corrasion/abrasion, hydraulic action, attrition, and corrosion/solution. (“Internet Geography”) Corrasion/abrasion is when materials are hurled at the base of cliffs through waves. Hydraulic action is when waves hit the base of a cliff and air is compacted, when the wave

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