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Barton-on-sea is a small
seaside village on the Overall the population of Barton-on-sea
Hampshire coast. It is on is 60+ people in the age of retirement,
which has experience a taking a nice holiday from for their lives.
number or problems due to There are lots of open areas and a golf
coastal erosion over the last course for recreation time!
50 yrs. This is partially due
to the geology of the cliff
rock types.
BARTON-ON-SEA,
CHRISTCHURCH
BAY, There are many ways
Problems at Barton
HAMPSHIRE of protecting the land:
1. cliff foot erosion- the
Groynes, sea walls,
cliff is being eroded
propping up the land so
2. Cliff face erosion Geology it does not fall, rock
3. Homes being They are made up of clays defences on beach to
destroyed ­ falling over lain by sands. The break up waves,
4. Loss of land sand allow water to pass revetments, Gabions,
agricultural through and this makes the drainage on cliffs.
5. Loss of roads-cut off clay soggy , and very
6. Loss of gold courses unstable, thus the cliffs are
to the sea. unusable and prone to
collapse.…read more

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EROSION ­ is the weathering away of land by water ice or
wind EROSION AND
WEATHERING- is the gradual break down of rocks at the WEATHERING
earth's surface by physical means ­ frost, or chemical ON THE COAST
Waves usually cause the erosion to
the base of the cliffs. When waves In the S.W of UK the max fetch is
travel across open water pushed by 3000miles from S. America! However in
the wind they are constantly picking S.E England the fetch is only 60-80
up speed, so the greater the open miles so there will be less powerful
water the greater, larger or stronger waves and there is less of a problem of
the waves when they hit the cliff erosion, also the wind is not as frequent
base, this is called the FETCH (a in the S.E!
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EROSION AT BARTON ON SEA WAVE ADVANCES
WAVE REACHES BASE OF
`Erosion or weathering may take place
CLIFF
at the cliff foot- or cliff-face `
Cliff foot erosion ROCKS THROWN WITH WAVES AGAIST BASE
OF CLIFF
The main process are Hydraulic
action, Wave pounding, Abrasion(or CLIFF IS UNDERCUT
corrosion) and attraction
HYDROLIC
Hydraulic Action- Fractures in rock on PRESSURE
sea cliffs contain air spaces, AIR IS TRAPPED INSIDE
compressed air is them forced in from CRACKS
the sea making larger cracks-breaks ,
CORRASION
rocks fall
Abrasion (Corrosion) ­ Wave energy WAVE RETREATS
throws rocks, and sand against a cliff. OVERHANG
DEVELOPS
Wave Pounding ­ This is the force of
the water falling on the cliff. EXPLOSION OF AIR
Attrition- This when rock picked up by CLIFF COLLAPSES
the waves knock up against each
other+ break up ROCK SHATTERS…read more

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FORMATION OF WAVES
FORMATION OF BAYS AND HEADLANDS…read more

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