Spurn Head Spit- Case Study

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Spurn Head spit: Holderness Coast

 

Spurn Head spit is located at the mouth of the Humber estuary on the Holderness coast in Yorkshire, North-east England.  

 

How was Spurn Head spit formed?

 

Geological influences

The coastline to the north of Spurn Head is made of soft boulder clay. As a result, it is extremely susceptible to erosion

Waves

Sand and shingle eroded from the cliffs updrift of Spurn Head is carried south through longshore drift. As the coastline changes direction as it meets the Humber estuary, the sediment is deposited at the river mouth. The sea is

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