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Walton-on-the-naze Coursework

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Walton-on-the-naze Coursework For my geography coursework, I will be exploring many question based on the coastal processes and other coastal Ideas at Walton-on-the-naze. The main hypothesis that I will be studying is that if 'Management of the coast at Walton is better than doing nothing'. I will also be studying questions such as the best and worst sea defences, areas most affected by erosion, the different types of coastal processes, their affects on Walton, and many more. Picture courtesy of livepool.gov.uk Walton itself is a sparsely populated small town in England, in the county of Essex. It's also on the coast of the North Sea. A peninsula is an area surrounded is an extended piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. ...read more.

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Picture courtesy of livepool.gov.uk Deposition: The process (that usually takes place after longshore drift) that leaves things such as sand and pebbles, away from the original area and onto a new area. (This process can form new beaches.) Picture courtesy of answers.com Rotational Slumping: This is when a slumping block slides off a curved surface called a failure surface. This usually happens between two different types of rock or clay, which in the Walton case, would be between London clay and red crag. Rotational slumping information from answers.com Coastal management We also want to manage and look after the coast at Walton. We need the help of the government and the local people to help manage the coast for many reasons: .Villages and Towns around Walton-on-the-naze could be lost due to erosion. ...read more.

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A main downside to them is that they stop some sand being naturally transferred to the other side of the coast. Some people complain that they are visually polluting too. Picture courtesy of commons.wikimedia.net Rip-Rap: rip-rap is a sea defence that is used to prevent hydraulic action and to stop the energy of a wave that is about to hit the coast. It is helpful but many complain that it visually pollutes. Picture courtesy of 3dterrain.com Sea walls: a sea wall is a defence that is used to stop waves hitting a coast. They are sometimes curved so that they can reflect the power of a tide. Most people living in Walton think that sea walls are the worst visual polluters out of the three sea defences. Although many people complain about some of the defences, they are helping the naze in many ways. Even though most methods have at least 1 negative effect. ...read more.

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The candidate focuses on this topic well. They outline the main problems facing this coastline, and they also evaluate different ways in which this is being tackled. To improve they should link the coast line structure more to the different ...

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The candidate focuses on this topic well. They outline the main problems facing this coastline, and they also evaluate different ways in which this is being tackled. To improve they should link the coast line structure more to the different defences used and evaluate more thoroughly whether or not these defences are effective and if not suggest improvements.

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The candidate introduces the coursework well, although their picture is not relevant to the topic of coastal sea defences, they explain the layout of the coast to a certain degree, but an image or simple diagram of the coastline would have explained this better. The candidate outlines well the different processes which are affecting the coastline, with some well placed diagrams. They should really perhaps mention flood defences that could be used as they mention each type of wear that is happening along the coast. The candidate outlines the problems these are causing well. They explain a few defences with advantages and disadvantages well, but their conclusion should be aimed at evaluating whether or not the defences used now are suitable, and what could be done to improve.

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Spelling, grammar and punctuation all done to a good level. The format of the essay is done well, with clear referencing and easy to read text.


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