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An Investigation On Comparison Of Two Beaches

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An Investigation On Comparison Of Two Beaches In this investigation I am going to find out the geographical differences between Eype and West Bay Beaches. I want to study these Two Beaches because the Two are very different in lots of key ways and I want to know how. The Two beaches are located on the South coast of Dorset. (See fig 1). Both beaches are near to the town of Bridport. West Bay is situated approximately 1 Mile South of Bridport. Eype is about 2 miles Southwest of Bridport. (See fig 2 for map of area). ...read more.

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Pebble Counts This is the amount of pebbles in a certain area over the beach. Wave Type There are two types of different waves. There is Constructive where there is a more powerful swash than backwash and there is also Destructive where there is a stronger backwash than swash. Tourism This is the amount of tourists that visit the to beaches and the effect they have on it. There are quite a few influences for this. Methodology This is how I collected my data from Eype and West Bay beaches. I started by collecting data from Eype beach and then I moved on to West Bay. ...read more.

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I then looked to see if the further you got away from, the sea the larger the pebbles got. Longshore Drift I measured this by putting to markers along the beach that were Ten meters apart from one another and then placing an empty plastic bottle with the lid on, into the sea inline with the first marker and then timed it to get to second one. Wave Type We measured the wave type by closely watching the waves as they came in, and we looked to see whether they were a Constructive or a destructive wave. Cliff Height On Eype beach the cliff was low enough for me to use a tape measure, I went to the top of the cliff and lowered the tape measure down and then recorded the height. ...read more.

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