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B1: Why is management needed at Barton on sea?

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B1: Why is management needed at Barton on sea? Peter Osayemi Introduction My aim is to find out and explore why management is needed at Barton On Sea? To do this I will be examining these two questions: What is the evidence that erosion is a problem? What sort of management is needed for the people who visit the coast? This is a reasonable if not good topic to investigate because I will be finding out the problems that are arising at Barton and different ways to solve them. The geographical ideas that I will be using in my study will be cliff erosion, wave action, long shore drift, beach replenishment, managed retreat, wave refraction and others. ...read more.

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The cliff is very unconsolidated(loose). The sandy rock is sitting on top of the clay, when it rains the rain seeps through the sandy rock to the clay. Cliff top Sandy rock when it rains the Water slips through this sandy rock into the sandy rock Clay. The clay gets heavy and slippery clay The sand has nothing to hold it so it slips down. The whole of the Barton on sea cliffs are like the above. There are two types of erosion that is happening here the first one is Marine erosion The sea attacking base of the cliff. ...read more.

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So they built a huge concrete wall to stop longshore drift because of this human involvement they have stopped the amount of sand that comes into the shores at Barton on sea, so there is no replenishment of beach at Barton on sea. There have been a few types of protection methods tried at Barton on sea these are: * Built groynes * Put many groynes in * Put drain in the cliff * Since 1970 slip they have spent another 30 million pounds. * Most of this money went to ric-racs(huge boulders) Ricracs.. These maps are to show the area that I did for my fieldwork: The place where the arrow is pointing is the place where I did my fieldwork. The map below is a closer map of the map above mainly focused on Barton on sea. ...read more.

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