Coastals areas provde economic, environmental and recreation opportunities.
An example of coastal development for GSCE is Dubai.
- 11km strip of hotel resorts and marinas
- Dubailand- 24 theme parks and shopping centres
- Golf courses and swimming pools
- Private beaches
- Ski Dome
- International finance centre for the middle east
Constructive Waves- Long, low waves that spill onto the beaches and construct beaches. Normally, they have strong swash however, limited backwash.
Destructive Waves- Short, steep waves that plunge onto the beach with force and are capable of eroding cliffs. Normally, they have strong swash but even stronger backwash.
Swash- Is the movement of waves up a beach.
Backwash- Is the movement of waves down a beach.
Marine Erosion- Is the erosion of rocks by the action of the sea.
Hydraulic action- Is the sheer movement of waves breaking against the cliffs causing fragments of the cliff to break off.
Abrasion- Is when waves pick up sand and pebbles and as waves break these are hurled against the cliff face.
Attrition- Is when pebbles and sand are constantly colliding with eachother as they are moved by waves…