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ExplainThe statement, "Coastal Management is more effective at Fairlight than at Camber".

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Introduction and aims. Welcome to my investigation. In my investigation I will explain The statement, "Coastal Management is more effective at Fairlight than at Camber". Fairlight is situated about five miles along the coast from Hastings. At Pett level (Fairlight) the coastline management is a hard engineered solution. The sea wall is curved to stop the enormous amounts of wave energy. The curve in the sea wall also acts as a flood barrier because when the waves come they are reflected back and this stops the flooding of the houses behind the wall and the flooding of the Romney marsh, which is flat and subject able to flooding. The beach at Pett level have a number of wooden groynes going along the beach to reduce longshore drift and to trap the shingle and sand from going down the coast, the beach is often renourished with the pebbles, shingle and sand which has got to the other end of the beach. The cliffs at Fairlight are called "cliff end". The cliffs are made of very strong sandstone and less resistant material clay. The cliffs are always subjected able to immense amount of wave energy at the bottom of the cliffs but at the top of the cliffs that also is subjected able from weathering above. ...read more.

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We also had to note down next to it whether the slope was going up or down. Below is the table that I put all my data in that I collected for Fairlight and from Camber. The table shown below is the results that I got for Fairlight. Distance (m) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Up or down D U D D U U U D U U Angle (degree) 9 2 4 1.5 1 0 1 5 1 0 Distance (m) 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Up or down D D D D U U U U U U U/D Angle (degree) 4 3 5 5 1 4 5 6 7 5 Distance (m) 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Up or down U U U U U U D U U U U/D Angle (degree) 7 8 0 0 2 0 5 2 0 2 (degree) Distance (m) 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Up or down U U U/D Angle (degree) 4 7 As you can see from the table, at site 1 my group and I only managed to collect and record 32 pieces of data when we should have 100 pieces of data, the reason for this is because we didn't get allocated enough time to collect all 100 pieces of data. ...read more.

Conclusion

A Fairlight on the other hand when longshore drift occurs it moves the pebbles and stones down the beach then at the other end of the beach they collect up the stones and pebbles and take it back to Fairlight. They are always renourishing the beach. They had a concrete revetment was working and the wooden groynes were in place a stopping most of the longshore drift. At Fairlight they seem to do a lot more to protect the coastline than they do at camber sands. When I was there I saw what looked like a new groynes and I spoke to a local resident and he said that they are planning to put a lot more groynes in along the beach. If I were to do this project again I would make it so that we could have had a lot more time so that we could take in what the environment was like. More time allocated would mean that I could of done more field sketches. We could have also had time to collect more primary data like wave height or pebble size and shape. I would also try and find a bit of the beach at Fairlight that was one hundred metres wide so that the results I collected could have been more precise. This project has been a worthwhile project and if I could go to Fairlight and at camber again I would just to go a collect more results to enable me to get a higher mark. ...read more.

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