OCR SPEC A geography [Erosion on Holderness Coast]

Notes for the case study on the Holderness Coastline



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Erosion on the Holderness Coast

Background & Location
Eastern side of the UK South of Scarborough facing the North Sea
Most of coastline consists of cliffs 20-30m high
Holderness cliffs been eroding at a rapid rate for 1000's of years
Average erosion rate estimated at 1.2m per year.

Causes of…

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North Sea Gas Terminal (where pipelines come ashore from the North
Sea Gas Riggs) at Easington under threat from erosion. Vital part of UK's
Energy Infrastructure. The cost of moving the plant is high.
Coastal Towns under threat ­ Withernsea & Hornsea.
Farms, Tourist Sites, Caravan Sites under threat.

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Idea 2 ­ Submerge a bank of 1.5 million compressed tyres bound together
with a mesh of nylon ropes and concrete. Resulting bank located 1Km
offshore and be 6m high, 110m long and 60m wide. This would be a trial and
if successful would be followed by a full scheme…


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