Coasts

Hard/soft coastal management strategies

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  • Created on: 31-03-14 17:53
Sea walls - hard
These are walls made out of materials such as concrete which reflects waves/wave energy back to the sea.
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Rock armour - hard
When boulders are piled up along the coast.
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Groynes- hard
Woden or stone fences that are built as right angles to the coast. They trap material transported by longshhore drift.
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Beach nourishment - soft
When sand and shingle is dredged from other areas such as the offshore seabed, is added to the beach.
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Mnaged retreat - soft
When an existing sea defence is removed allowing the landbehind it to flood.
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Card 2

Front

When boulders are piled up along the coast.

Back

Rock armour - hard

Card 3

Front

Woden or stone fences that are built as right angles to the coast. They trap material transported by longshhore drift.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

When sand and shingle is dredged from other areas such as the offshore seabed, is added to the beach.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

When an existing sea defence is removed allowing the landbehind it to flood.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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