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An experiment to see if Longshore drift will occur in direction of the prevailing wind.
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Date: 11th June
Time: 10.30 am - 6.00 pm
Weather: The weather was fairly cold in the morning and eventually turned sunny. However, later in the day it started drizzling. It was also very windy.
A list of the equipment used:
* Ranging poles
* Spirit level
* Metre Rulers
* Cailleux Roundness Index
Five different groups were spread out at equidistant spacing along the beach. Group A will be located to the east of the beach, closer to Durdle Door and Group E will be to the west, closer to Bats Head.
* Longshore drift will occur in direction of the prevailing wind.
The prevailing wind is the wind which blows most frequently in an area. The prevailing wind along the south coast of England is generally SW. The waves are influenced by the SW wind, and they travel in the same direction as the wind.
The waves carry boulders pebbles, sand and shingle in strong weather. As the wave reaches the water edge, they break because the friction increases. The swash
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