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Case study!!!
Bridlington Bay to Sprun Head
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Stretch of coast has retreated by up to how many km?
5km
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What thing were lost due to retreat of coast since Roman times?
Settlements and ports
3 of 10
What are the estimated erosion rates from minimum to maximum?
1 m per year to 10 m per year
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Are the erosion rates high or low?
High -one of the most rapid rates of erosion in Europe
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What happens to the eroded sediment transferred by long shore drift?
Drifts to the south, building up beaches and reducing erosion elsewhere
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What important role does the sediment transfer in Spurn Head play?
Protects towns and land bordering the River Humber from the effects of storm waves and flooding.
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What is the important sediment bank called down to the south of Spurn Head?
Wash
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What town mainly does the Wash protect?
King's Lynn
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What big question is raised from the findings about sediment that lands on the coast of Netherlands?
Should erosion be stopped to protect settlements and agriculture lands or should it be allowed to continue because it's a vital sediment source for many other places protecting them from flooding
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Card 2

Front

Stretch of coast has retreated by up to how many km?

Back

5km

Card 3

Front

What thing were lost due to retreat of coast since Roman times?

Back

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Card 4

Front

What are the estimated erosion rates from minimum to maximum?

Back

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Card 5

Front

Are the erosion rates high or low?

Back

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