Coastal Environments - Coastal Protection Methods

Flashcards to help you revise the methods used to protect the coastline.

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Sea Wall
A reinforced concrete barrier separating land from sea.
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Rock Armour
Rocks and boulders placed in front of cliffs or sea walls.
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Groynes
Wooden or concrete structures designed to reduce effects of longshore drift.
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The 3 types of sea wall are...
Straight sea wall, lipped sea wall, stepped sea wall.
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Rip-rap
Another word for rock armour.
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Revetments
Open structures made of wood or concrete that allow sediment to pass through, but reduce erosion rates.
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Gabions
Steel cages filled with rock, placed out to sea.
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Offshore Breakwater
Rocks or other materials built up offshore to break waves.
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Beach Recycling
Beach sediment taken from one area of coastline to another.
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Beach Reprofiling
Beach material moved from bottom to top of beach.
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Beach Replenishment
Beach material taken from sea bed and sprayed onto beach.
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Card 2

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Rocks and boulders placed in front of cliffs or sea walls.

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Rock Armour

Card 3

Front

Wooden or concrete structures designed to reduce effects of longshore drift.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Straight sea wall, lipped sea wall, stepped sea wall.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Another word for rock armour.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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