Issues of erosion

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  • Created on: 07-04-14 12:37

On average the North Norfolk coast is eroding at 1 - 3 metres per year. Some areas such as Happisburgh are threatened by much more rapid erosion at rates of up to 12 metres per year. 

1. Marine Processes - the base of the cliff is eroded by hydraulic action and abrasion making the cliff steeper

2. Sub - aerial Processes - weathering weakens the rock eg. freeze thaw action/chemical weathering.

3. Sub - aerial processes - heavy rain saturates permeable rock and can erode the cliff as it runs down

4. Sub - aerial processes - water flows through permeable rock…


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