Why is flamborough different to the rest of the Holderness coast& what landforms are there?

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please help me!?

Posted Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 17:24 by Jasmine Byram

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Sadly i can;t add pictures so i will have to link you

This shows all of the geology of the holderness Coastline

As you can see Flamborough is a headland
It is made of Chalk
Chalk is a Hard Rock

The rest of the Holderness coastline is made of boulder clay
This is a soft rock

Therefore Flamborough will erode slower that the rest of holderness
This has resulted in it sticking out and being a headland

Since roman times many towns have been lost because holderness is the fastest european coastline, none have been lost from flamborough as ti hasn't been eroding as fast.
This map shows the difference.

This link shows a google map view of flamborough showing all of the features labelled

Flamborough has Wave Cut platforms
(the things you would expect to see at a normal headland)

Further down the coastline on the hornsea coastline in A spit called spurn head

The main Differences
Geology -Chalk Vs boulder clay
Erosion rate - Slow Vs Fast
Features - Headland, stacks & stumps Vs some beach (only where maintained by defences), Spits, cliffs cracks

Anything else you want just say i'm not sure what you are lookgin for exactly

Answered Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 18:20 by Alex
Edited by Alex on Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 18:31
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are you doing the sdme on the 13th on coastal erosion in happisburgh that you have to compare with holderness?

Answered Sun 12th June, 2011 @ 15:06 by bek