Hard and Soft Engineering

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(H) Sea Walls
Concrete walls that stop waves.Stops power of waves butvery expensive
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(H) Rock Armour
Large rocks put on beach.Absorb power of waves but only short term as get moved during storms.
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Groynes
Wooden/stone fenced built out to sea to stop longshore drift.Cheap and create wide sandy beaches but cause serious problems further down coast.
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Management Strategies
Designed to reduce the impacts of erosion
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(S) Beach Nourishment
Adding new sand to beaches to replace eroded sand.Creates good beach defence but it is expensive and must be repeated regularly.
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(S) Marsh Creation
Plant vegetation in mudflats along coast. Stabilizes material and creates habitats but is no use where erosion is already rapid I(plants cant establish)
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Dune Regeneration
Plant vegetation to created dunes.Effective barrier to wind and waves but expensive and tricky to establish.
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Large rocks put on beach.Absorb power of waves but only short term as get moved during storms.

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(H) Rock Armour

Card 3

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Wooden/stone fenced built out to sea to stop longshore drift.Cheap and create wide sandy beaches but cause serious problems further down coast.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Designed to reduce the impacts of erosion

Back

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Card 5

Front

Adding new sand to beaches to replace eroded sand.Creates good beach defence but it is expensive and must be repeated regularly.

Back

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