Geography: Coasts Key Terms

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Multi-use Coastal Area
A coastal area that provides economic, environmental and recreational opportunities
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Growth Poles
Areas used for business development
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Infrastructure
Network of links including transportation and services
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Landform
A physical feature that has been shaped by erosion/weathering
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Headland
Where land juts out into the sea
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Slipping Plane
Line of weakness, often where a previous landslide has occured
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Hold the Line
Maintain the existing coastline by building defences
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Advance the Line
Build new defences seaward of the existing defences
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Managed Realignment
Allow the land to flood and construct a new line of defense
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No intervention
Allow natural processes to shape the land
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Economic Growth
An increase in the ability of an ecnomy to produce goods and services, compared from one period of time to another
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Managed Retreat
A method of allowing low lying area to flood up to a new line of defence inland
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Areas used for business development

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Growth Poles

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Network of links including transportation and services

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A physical feature that has been shaped by erosion/weathering

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Where land juts out into the sea

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