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

Data required for a coastal investigation- measuring methods.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Data required Reasons Technique Limitations Equipment Wave Height To establish whether waves were constructive or destructive as this determines erosion rates. Measuring the height by going into the sea with a meter stick and measuring the waves when they have broke, You may measure waves breaking at different point in the sea. ...read more.

Middle

Holding up an anometre in the rough direction of the wind. You may not have the anometre pointing in the right direction. - Anometre Long shore drift To find out which way the long shore drift was moving on the day. This determines how the coastal erosion happens because higher long shore drift the more powerful the waves are By placing a golf ball in the sea and measuring how far it has drifted every minute. ...read more.

Conclusion

This will show that the waves Use ranging poles to measure the shape and height of the beach. Sometimes the beach might have dips and holes in it, this will affect the results. - ranging poles Wind direction This determines the fetch and consequently the amount of energy has. It also shows the wave height as stronger wind the more powerful wave. Watching which way the flags were flying through out different beaches Not very accurate because we didn't use a compass Nothing ...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. Sediment Mobilization Coastal Erosion.

    The major towns, ports, large agriculture and aquaculture projects of Malaysia's coasts contribute significantly to the nation's economic development and the physical and economic impact for the whole nation of a greenhouse-induced sea level rise could be devastating. The country is separated into two regions: Peninsular Malaysia and, 640 km

  2. Weather investigation

    Finally, we measured the temperature around the school reading the results from four different thermometers situated in four different places around the school. These are: the Italian room, the English room, the tennis courts and outside the caretakers room.

  1. An Investigation Into Kingston Area Shopping Centres and Their Patterns of Use

    A Central Place is a settlement, which provides various goods and services for the population living around it. The order of a Central Place is defined by its function, such as the number, price, and variation of goods and services.

  2. THE COASTAL POLICY IN TURKEY

    So according to the Constitution Law of Turkish Republic the coasts are at the disposal of the government. In utilising from the sea, lake and river shore lines one must take care of first of all the public benefit. Correspondingly, according to the Turkish Civil Law the places with no

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