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Sheringham has an ideal example of what the coastline directly behind the sea is like both protected and unprotected, which contrast well.

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IN PLACES WHERE THERE IS GREATER USE OF COASTAL PROTECTION, THE LAND BEHIND IT CAN BE USED TO GREATER EXTENT THAN THE LAND THAT IS PARTIALLY OR NOT PROTECTED AT ALL Contents Page Page Number Content 1 Introduction 3 Method 4 Method - Pebble Sampling 5 Method - Clinometre 6 Method - Dumpy Level 7 Method - Wave Characteristics 8 Method - Transect Strip Map 9 Method - Different Types Of Coastal Protection 10 Method - Urban Work 11 Results - Wave Characteristics 12 Results - Pebble Sampling 14 Results - Transect Strip Map 15 Results - Clinometre 16 Results - Dump Level 17 Results - Tourist Facilities Count 18 Results - Questionnaire 20 Results - Traffic Survey 21 Results - Pedestrian Count 22 Conclusion 23 Evaluation 24 Glossary 25 Bibliography 25 Acknowledgments 26 Graph - Beach Profile (Dumpy Level) 27 Diagram - Calibrated Callipers 28 Diagram - Clinometre 29 Diagram - Dumpy Level 30 Diagram - Waterproof Tape 31 Diagram - Waves 32 Diagram - Long shore drift 33 Field sketch Looking East 34 Field sketch Looking West 35 Field sketch Of Groyne Introduction I went to Sheringham on the 17th of July 2002 to carry out the fieldwork for my geography coursework. I went to Sheringham, which is situated, on the north Norfolk coast. The grid reference is 160436. We went to Sheringham for various reasons and chose it over other places around the area. The main reason was because Sheringham has an ideal example of what the coastline directly behind the sea is like both protected and unprotected, which contrast well. Also it is an ideal distance from where we are based to where we have to travel in a day. My hypothesis is: IN PLACES WHERE THERE IS GREATER USE OF COASTAL PROTECTION, THE LAND BEHIND IT CAN BE USED TO GREATER EXTENT THAN THE LAND THAT IS PARTIALLY OR NOT PROTECTED AT ALL This means that where coastal protection is used more widely and to more effect, there ...read more.

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This was carried out to show how the distribution of facilities for the tourists are situated along the promenade and also to see if there was more facilities behind where the coast has more coastal protection. A pedestrian count was carried out in the middle of the CBD (Central Business District) of Sheringham. Two people walked 50paces along a path and marked down anybody they passed but no one that was stationary or overtook them. When they had finished that 50paces another 50paces were done and the results marked on a separate chart. This was done for 200paces in total so four sets of the results were gathered. With this data we can see where most people were and whether it was where it coastal protection was or not. The idea behind a traffic survey is that you can look at the results gathered and conclude where most vehicles are and also what type of vehicle it is. This was carried out in the town centre and also on a road on the outskirts of Sheringham town. It is carried out by two people standing on the side of the road with a tally table and a watch to time. They stay in position for a set amount of time, for instance ten minutes and while they are there they record every type of car that goes past (Estate, hatch-back, saloon etc. also lorries or vans etc.). When the time limit has elapsed then the twp people record the date move to a second road and do the same thing with the same time limit. This survey can be carried out more than twice at different places if detailed results are required. The last part of the urban work to be done was a questionnaire. A set questionnaire was drawn up before going to Sheringham. The questionnaire was carried out on the promenade on ten random people. ...read more.

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In the afternoon I decided that I would get my work done promptly. I did not have a good idea on how long each activity I had to do was going to take so I slightly rushed it to make sure I completed it. Again I believe I got all the results I needed to get. My analysis and writing up of my data has gone smoothly with little hiccups. I have completed this when they needed to be completed and have done them with sufficient quality. The data that has been collected is partially reliable but cant be 100% because every collection of data can have human error included in the result. While collecting our data there was no real problem apart from the time limit that we were given. With the time limit determining what we could and couldn't not do other people within the group had to do certain tasks. This meant was not in control of all the recorded results that I needed doing. I think that nearly everything in this project has gone well but there have been some hiccups. Because of others doing some results that I used mistakes were made on the pedestrian count with only one set of results being taken in one area instead of a second set of results being taken in an area further away from the High street. Apart from that mistake the only other problems were the communication in-between the groups and getting information between people and interpreting it. If I were to do this again then I would make a few changes to my method and planning so my results would be better and more accurate. These would be * Increase the time which I could spend doing things. * Increase the amount of repeats I did. * Do more tests and fieldwork Glossary Coastline - where the edge of land and the sea meet Coastal Protection - measures taken to prevent coastal erosion. ...read more.

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