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In this report I will look at coastal landforms under the categories of erosional,
depositional and sub-aerial landforms. I will show my understanding of the
different types of processes and how they relate to specific landforms that
have been identified.

I have chosen to focus on Old Harry's…

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2. Attrition ­ Is where the load collides with each other and grinds away. This leaves the
rock smooth and eventually will result in sand particles being made.
3. Abrasion or Corration ­ Where the waves throw rocks at the cliffs. A similar concept
to hydraulic action but…

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into the local economy which is able to provide help and education on what is happening to
the cliffs.

Location of Old Harry's Rocks






















Deposition is the dropping or lying of transported
material. A suspended load deposits quickly but on
the other hand, solution does not. The creation…

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The location that I am focusing on is Orford Ness. This is located on the Suffolk coast
between Aldeburgh and Felixstowe. This is an example of a cuspate foreland shingle spit,
which has formed through the deposition of longshore drift.

The sediment from the beach is carried a…

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Rock fall
Soil creep
Rock/mudslide

There are many more of these appearing along
our coasts because of the changes in climate
throughout the year.

There are solutions to stop it such as drainage
systems and pipes that can be built into the
vulnerable and known areas that slump.…

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