Geography - Coasts and Glaciers

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Coastal Defences

Remember that we are unable to stop coastal eroson, we can only slow it down using costal defences. There are 2 major forms of costal defeces; soft engineering and hard engineering.

Hard Engineering: Groynes and Sea walls

Soft Engineering :

Beach Replenishment - Building beaches to make the bigger.

Managed Retreat - Low value areas of the coast are allowed to erode and flood naturally.

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Longshore Drift

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