Coastal population growth

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How can humans upset the dynamic equilibrium of the coasts?
Building sea defences such as rock groynes, which "deflects" erosion further along the coast.
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Give three reasons why people might move to a coastal area.
Tourism is good for businesses; trade and resulting jobs; naval bases; retirement; coastal areas are warm
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How does the North Atlantic Drift warm Britian?
It brings warm water from the Caribbean to Britain.
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Wht are the coasts of Japan and China so crowded?
The countries are mountainous, so it is hard to build and farm there.
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Which natural phoenomena cause the coasts to be warmer than the mainland?
The Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Drift
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Where does the water from the North Atlantic Drift begin to cool down?
Just north of Iceland
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What type of climate does Britain have?
Maritime
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Why is water able to warm the air for so long?
It has a high specific heat capacity.
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Why do coastal areas have warm winters?
In summer, the sea absorbs heat, which causes a warm sea breeze in winter.
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Why do coastal areas have cool breezes in spring?
The water has cooled down over winter, causing the breeze to be cool.
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Why do inland cities such as Moscow have cold winters?
Land has a lower specific heat capacity than water, and cannot retain heat.
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What are the consequenses of overcrowding in coastal areas?
Diseases spread quickly and there is a strain on infrastructure and services.
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What is an economic impact of a high coastal population?
House prices are pushed up.
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What is an environmental impact of a high coastal population?
Water pollution from factories, especially in cities in poorer countries such as Lagos in Nigeria
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How does the North Atlantic Drift warm Britian?

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Wht are the coasts of Japan and China so crowded?

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