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In this section I will be describing what my data shows for each of the techniques I used at Overstrand. Groyne measurements.

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Analysis and conclusion In this section I will be describing what my data shows for each of the techniques I used at Overstrand. * Groyne measurements: Groyne measurement shows the height and how much sediment is being built up on either side of the Groyne. This allowed me to find out whether long shore drift was taking place. From looking at my graph I found out that there was more build up of beach sediment on the west than the east of the groyne. This was the sort of graph I wanted, where one was higher than the other. LSD is the transportation of beach sediment of beach sediment along the shore in a zigzag movement. Beach sediment splits as it moves on shore at Sheringham. Some of the sediment and water moves westwards towards Cley, whilst the other half moves towards Overstrand. On the coast, if there is any human implication, this will therefore disrupt the great level movement of beach sediment along the coast. A) Large groynes at Cromer (coastal management), very antagonistic. They capture movement of beach (buffer zone) therefore a decrease in the amount of beach sediment moving via LSD to Overstrand. ...read more.

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had the best EQI, as it has the highest bar for each aspect. The only problem I thought about site three was that it didn't have the best aesthetic value (I gave it 4, this was because it had so many coastal managements, that it didn't make it look very nice. The site, which had the less EQI, was Clifton Way (Site 4). It had a very steep hill, which made it hard for people to walk up and cycle's/disabled people to get up as well. I have given it three 5's for the three aspects as it meant it did not apply for that site, but the good thing about the site was that it had the best aesthetic value which was a good thing. Field notes For each of the sites I visited I took down notes so that I was able to compare and contrast them. I found out that there wasn't a lot of coastal managements at site one apart from an old groyne which had been there since 1970, because there wasn't major coastal managements, this lead to natural processes, for example rotational slumping. The cliffs had vegetated which meant that they helped stop slumping, but this won't help it for long. ...read more.

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I could also do groyne measurement for each site, this way I could compare and contrast each site. I didn't get any secondary data for groyne measurement and if I had got it would have made it easier for me to compare and contrast them. Another way of improving groyne measurement is to use specialist equipment and repeat readings to improve accuracy. * Beach profile- I haven't got enough primary data for beach profile so I could improve it by collecting more primary data and collect data from all the site, therefore I could have compared and contrast them. Another way of improving beach profile is to use specialist equipment and repeat readings to improve accuracy. * Longshore drift- I could improve this technique by repeating the readings and use pebbles instead of an apple. * EQI- this technique was my opinion; I could compare and contrast the EQI by collecting other people's EQI and producing a graph that I could then compare and contrast. * Field notes- collect more field notes from each site to have more information which would help me compare and contrast each site. Geography Coursework 03/05/07 Nazia Zia Mr Earle ...read more.

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