geography physical field work

what is the title of the investiagtion?
to investigate the changes in sand dunes as you go inland at studland beach
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what is the hypothesis?
the colour of the sand darkens as distance from the sea increases
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Why was the area chosen?
it was near to my school and housing for our physical
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Where is swanage?
swanage is south-west of london and on the south coast of england
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what were the three methods used?
measuring the gradien, measure percentage ground cover, and height of vegetation
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how was the gradient measured?
1. put a ranging pole in the sand 2. use a measuring tape and a kilnometer 3. measure the angle from the top of one pole to the other
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why was the gradient collected in this way?
we used poles to make the reading more accurate and we used a 20m interval
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how was the vegetation measured?
1. toss a quadrat onto the ground at 20m 2. estimate the percentage of vegetation
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why was the vegetation measured in this way?
to make sure it was the same amount of space each time. 100 squares so a percentage could be found
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how was the height of vegetation measured?
1. toss a quadrat onto the ground at 20m 2. measure the height of vegetation
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why was the vegetation measured in this way?
to make sure it was the same amount of space each time
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what is the conclusion?
that the hypothesis were correct
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what is the evaluation of the data collection?
there were problems with the landscape as there was a swamp in the way.
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What improvements could have been made??
to ask people questionaires on what they thought about the effect of sand dune, we could have taken picture and done more transects
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