• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Ways the Coast Is Affected By Erosion, Deposition and Transportation From the Sea.

Extracts from this document...


Aim The aim of this coursework is to find out the ways the coast is affected by erosion, deposition and transportation from the sea. The hypothesis that we are looking at is that: "The coastline at Cuckmere Haven is dominated by processes of deposition" If this hypothesis were proven to be true then we would expect to find long shore drift, spits and bays. Prediction I predict that the process of deposition will shape the coastline of Cuckmere Haven but not only deposition takes place but erosion has another big affect on the beach and cliffs. Background We travelled to Cuckmere Haven, which is located in the south of England. ...read more.


According to the book called: "Longman Geography for GCSE (1997) written by Vincent Bruce" At coasts we should be able to see wave cut notch caused by undercutting of the sea. The book also tells us that the higher the height of the beach means that the particles (pebbles) must be large and it will gradually get smaller as the height of the beach decreases. Method We examined coastal processes, which are erosion, transportation and deposition. We recorded measurements of wave height, frequency and direction and we examined evidence for long shore drift. We sampled pebbles and produced a beach profile. Our first task was to take a field sketch of three different locations. ...read more.


This will help us to support our term of long shore drift. The fifth task was to find out how far a cork will move would move in 5 minutes and at what direction. If the cork travels, therefore this gives evidence of long shore drift. The sixth task was to make a beach profile and record measurements. We first measured the length of the slope where the angle changes. Then clinometer is used to measure the angle of the slope. 10 pebbles are taken at random using a metre square and the sizes are recorded, measuring from the longest axis. The beach profiles shows how a beach is eroded and the pebble sizes show what part of the beach is getting eroded faster. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Coastal Landforms section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Coastal Landforms essays

  1. "An investigation into the methods of coastal management along Brighton's Coastline and the reasons ...

    The pie chart shows that 60% or 6 of the people who took part in my questionnaire are female and 40% or 4 of the people who took part in my questionnaire are male. I do not consider that my discoveries hove too much significance over: 'whether there are more

  2. Coastal Processes

    This type of construction would prevent Longshore Drift until the spaces in between the boulders were filled with shingle. However, their construction might result in increased erosion further east and so some beach nourishment might also be required. Cost - Rip-Rap at Porlockford - �1,000,000 Rip-Rap at New Works -

  1. Investigate the effects of costal processes on Porlock Bay in Somerset and also to ...

    4.6 VR 6) 5.9 R 7) 4.8 R 8) 6.1 VR 9) 4.1 SR 10) 4.9 VR 11) 4.8 R 12) 4.6 VR 13) 5.4 VR 14) 5.6 VR 15) 5.1 R 16) 7.5 SR 17) 6.6 VR 18) 5.1 VR 19) 6.3 R 20) 6.4 R 21) 10.2 VR 22)

  2. Coastal erosion problems in Walton on the Naze

    with people living in them at one end and mainly farmland at the other end. Erosion figures (erosion rates between 1875 and 1996): The rate of the erosion is proportional as it nearly doubles each year in comparison to the previous year.

  1. The Holderness Coast

    Mappleton The cliffs beyond Mappleton are eroding at an astonishing rate of around 10metres a year. The rock in this area is mainly clay and other soft rocks; it also receives a lot of high energy waves from the North Sea.

  2. Coastal coursework

    And that is where Happisburgh comes unstuck because much of the village is far enough back to be not yet in imminent danger. Even so, until recently the formula was yielding almost enough points. And there was a scheme involving a new rock groyne and granite rocks below the most threatened properties.

  1. GCSE Georgraphy Coursework: Coastlines

    The use of a gabion embankment behind the promenade and retaining wall has proved effective in stabilising one section of the cliffs. Following the cliff failure at Clifton Way in May 1990, work was undertaken to stabilise the site. As a result, surface and sub-surface drains were constructed and a

  2. Swanage and Coastal Erosion

    While the tide is moving up and down the erosion of the coast is higher. Long shore Drift also affects erosion and corrosion of the coast. Long shore Drift is the movement of material along the beach. When a wave breaks obliquely, pebbles are carried up the beach in the direction of the wave.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work