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

New Forest Coastline

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

24 January 2003 The New Forest Coastline Introduction The New Forest coastline is situated between the Dorset border and the Southampton Water on the south-west coast of Britain. It is split into three main areas and is managed mainly by the New Forest District Council but also other councils. The three areas are, Christchurch Bay, Western Solent, and Southampton Water. There is a big issue that affects this coastline. The cliffs on the coast are slowly being eroded, and the low-lying areas need to be protected from coastal flooding. Natural landscapes and wildlife habitats need to be protected for people who want to work and visit the areas. This problem attracts a lot of interest from all the councils who try and decide what system and form of protection should be used. Physical Features & Human Land-use The coastline is lined with many landforms and the land surrounding the area is used by humans for various activities. ...read more.

Middle

The rest of the area is used for housing. Why we Need a Coastal Management System There is a big need for a coastal management system. Human activity has influenced the area because the scenery and recreational activities and potential attract many visitors and holiday-makers. Many other people emigrate there because it provides an attractive environment to live, work and retire. The coastline brings in more money for the locals in the form of "foreigners" and therefore without the coastline many people would have no source of income. However, human activity provides a certain amount of pressure which threatens to change the coastline and its natural ecological balance. Apart from human factors physical factors hat take place also influence the coastline's shape. Waves, Currents, groundwater, movements and weathering have a considerable impact on the shape of the coastline and human activity - this must be to be taken into account when deciding management proposals for the coast. ...read more.

Conclusion

6. Cooperation is important between everyone from the local councils to the industry owners. 7. Public awareness needs to be improved to let people know where they stand and what danger they are in. 8. Historical aspects needs to protected because they are an important part of history, this is not very important. 9. Developing criteria for the development of the coast is important for future vents and emergencies. 10. The least important is recreational activities as these can be done in many other places. Alternative Suggestions There are any other ways in which the coastline can be protected. On the coast many things can be used for protection. A recurved sea wall can reflect the waves and push them back out to the sea. Rip-rap are large boulders used on the coast to absorb the wave energy and disperses it. Gabions are used to absorb some of the wave energy and stop erosion as do wooden revetments. To decide what to use we would use cost-benefit analysis which would allow us to make best use of our money. ...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. Geography- Whistable Coast Project

    We did this by throwing a dog biscuit into the water; we then counted ten seconds and the measured how far it had travelled, in what direction it had travelled in and what overall pattern it travelled in. We did this twice in two different locations to see if there was any difference.

  2. To what extent should Walton-on-the-naze be protected from the sea?

    in the picture which are a greyish colour you can actually see this is debris from Walton its London clay pebbles, which is too big to be carried around the sea so the shingle is likely to have been formed by attrition at Walton.

  1. Should the coast between Overstrand and Sheringham be protected at any cost, or should ...

    Later, when the wind is in the northeast, waves will transport the collapsed material along the Norfolk coast. The material in a river can be carried in solution and suspension or moved by traction and saltation. There are also coastal flooding processes.

  2. Free essay

    problem of acid rain

    Other historical buildings and land marks are also affected by chemical weathering. Lakes polluted: 18,000 Swedish lakes are badly poisoned along with over 4000 having almost no species left within them. Affected fish: Scotland has suffered losses of up to �25 million per year through acid-infected fish within or around there country.

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

    7692 7775 55 - 59 12266 5874 6392 60 - 64 9860 4897 4963 65 - 69 9092 4400 4692 70 - 74 8067 3652 4415 75 - 79 6873 2737 4136 80 - 84 5071 1860 3211 85 - 89 2950 926 2024 90 and over 1450 344 1106

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

    Hypothesis one - TEACHER DIRECTED INVESTIGATION I predict that the number of pedestrians will increase as I get closer to the CBD towards site 9. People were positioned and different sites to collect the pedestrian's data; I was positioned at site 8 which is in zone 5.

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

    Whilst visiting slapton, I noticed there were a lot of primary jobs, such as farming (both arable and pastoral), and gardening, little to no secondary jobs (which would be manufacturing), some tertiary jobs, such as tourism, a village shop and 2 pubs, and no quaternary jobs.

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

    This made the data collection even harder. Also some people did not collect data in the same way that we were supposed to and therefore their results were not useful for the investigation. Classification of shops and services (shop count) Alexandra Drive on Thursday 21st September 2006 Before filling out the questionnaire Provided with a 'classification of

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