Holderness Coast Rapid Coastal Erosion

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What type of rock is the Holderness Coast made from?
Soft boulder clay left from the ice age. It is easily eroded and prone to slumping.
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Where do the waves that reach the Holderness coast come from?
The Arctic Ocean. Prevailing wind comes from the north east.
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What have the groynes built in Mappleton caused?
Starvation of beaches and increased rates of erosion further down the coast eg. Great Cowden
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How much land is lost to the sea each year?
On average 1.8m (10m in some areas)
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what is the impact of erosion on businesses?
People are at risk of losing their jobs and livliehoods. For example Seaside caravan park in Ulrome loses 10 pitches a year.
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How much farmland is lost each year?
80,000 metres squared
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In Easington what is only 25m from the cliff edge and why is this a major problem?
A gas terminal. It accounts for 25% of Britain's energy supply
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Name an SSSI and state why it is threatened by the rapid erosion
the Lagoons near Easington. They are only protected by a narrow bar.
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Where is the Holderness coast?
In East Yorkshire.
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How many villages have already been lost to the sea along the Holderness coast?
About 32
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Where do the waves that reach the Holderness coast come from?

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The Arctic Ocean. Prevailing wind comes from the north east.

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What have the groynes built in Mappleton caused?

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How much land is lost to the sea each year?

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what is the impact of erosion on businesses?

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/Lucas/Austin/

Wow, this is really good. This will be very helpful when revising last minute case studies for my exam.

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