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

Coastal Erosion and Defence in White Cliffs Country

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Coastal Erosion and Defence in White Cliffs Country Introduction The shoreline is a dynamic system where stability is maintained despite the continued movement of waves, tides, wind and sediment.The present configuration of the shoreline is now controlled by the various coastal defences', which mankind has put in place over the last 100 - 200 years. These have stopped or slowed the transport of sediments and reduced the ability of the shoreline to respond to Natural forcing factors. Who is responsible for the coastline? In the United Kingdom, the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ...read more.

Middle

Strategic planning A key component in managing the coast has been the development Of Shoreline Management Plans (SMP) which set out a strategy for coastal management of a section of the coastline. Each SMP covers an area of coastline known as a sub-cell within a littoral sediment cell, of which there are eleven on the England and Wales Coastline. A sediment cell is defined as a length of coastline, which Is relatively self-contained and where interruption to such movement Should not have a significant effect on adjacent sediment cells. ...read more.

Conclusion

The final report establishes the management policy for the coast defences by dividing it into separate Management Units and making specific recommendations for each unit based on four alternative options; Do Nothing, Hold the Line, Advance the Line or Retreat the Line. Dover District Council is responsible as an operating authority for a 20 kilometre section of coastline in East Kent which extends from Sandown Castle, north of Deal to Kingsdown and includes St. Margaret's Bay. The remaining sections of coastline within the District are the direct responsibility of private landowners such as Railtrack, National Trust and Sandwich Bay Estates. http://www.dover.gov.uk/coast/constructing-coast-defences.htm ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Physical Geography 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 GCSE Physical Geography essays

  1. Cliff erosion in East Sussex - the processes, problems and solutions.

    Peacehaven:- This was the only active cliff that we visited. Luckily when we did visit it, it was low-tide, so we were able to see everything that was happening. We saw the wave-cut platform extend out to sea; showing us how far the cliff has moved over time.

  2. Geography- Whistable Coast Project

    Beach Profiles: This 'Area' graph shows us what the bleach ridge looks like form an angle. I thought that this was the best was to display my information in a 3D visualization to show the angle of the beach. Where it goes up and down- that shows the beach ridge the further along the coast the coast you go.

  1. Bournemouth vs barton on sea coastal defence management

    The coast at Barton-on-Sea is particularly well-known for its geological content, being home to many fossils. The cliff tops are home to a scenic golf course. A cliff-top path runs between Barton and the village of Milford on Sea.

  2. How has the landscape developed along the coastline between Prawle Point & Start Bay ...

    The lowest was in December with 50 hours of sunshine that month. This information tells me that in Devon, it would be more suitable to have arable farming, as there is overall more sunshine, so crops get more sunshine, which means photosynthesis can occur for longer.

  1. H Head sea defences

    Because of its effectiveness it slumping caused by undercutting is very unlikely to occur and because of this expensive ways to reduce slumping can be not put in place too often. In the end the rip rap is a perfect all round way of defending the cliff base and reduces slumping.

  2. Free essay

    Exploitation and management of resources

    cooling, transporting and diluting, and which process it is needed for is dependant on the type of industry it is being used in. An example of water used in industry is the paper industry. "Water is a key element and much used in the production of paper.

  1. To delimit the edge of the Central Business district of Nottingham along a transect ...

    Sampling There are three ways of sampling: 1. Random sampling - which is when you allocate random numbers using a random number tables 2. Stratified sampling - is when you take one 'layer' of people or one kind of building.

  2. THE COASTAL POLICY IN TURKEY

    However, Turkey has not enacted overarching national legislation specifically for the integrated management of coastal zones. Instead, she has a great diversity of planning instruments, legal systems and administrative frameworks at the national scale, which are complex, generally sectoral and not well co-ordinated.

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