The Holderness Coast quiz

  • Created by: emilyem
  • Created on: 04-05-14 18:20
What is one of the fastest eroding coast lines in europe?
the holderness coast
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What was the holderness coast originally made of?
chalk
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What is the holderness coast now made of? Why?
Boulder clay, it was deposited by glacial till
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What do the waves mainly erode the holderness coast by?
hydraulic action and abrasion
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What is the sub aerial process that erodes the holderness coast?
rotational slip
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What type of coast line is the holderness coast?
sacrificial
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What does a sacrificial coast line mean?
eroded material is carried away to other parts of the coast, so there is no material to protect the coast originally eroded
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How much land does Ringborough farm lose each year? How much does this cost?
1-2 metres, £5000-£5500 a year per acre lost
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In one storm how much land was lost at Sand le Meer caravan park?
More than 26m
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How many bases have been lost to the sea at Sandy beaches caravan park?
50
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Over 150 years how much land has Kilnsea lost?
200 m
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How far away from the sea is the main road in Mappleton?
34m
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Why is industry being threatened in Mappleton?
Gas terminal is close to the sea
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How much do East Riding council spend each year on coastal defences?
£200,000 per year
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In 1991 how much did Mappleton spend on rock armour and groynes? How much granite was used?
£1.9 million - 60,000 tonnes of granite
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For how long do the sea defences in Mappleton guarantee the erosion to be minimal?
50 years
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Why was it economically worthwhile to put sea defences in Mappleton?
the main road is close to the sea so needs protecting
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In Kilnsea what coastal protection was used? How long will this last?
managed retreat- flood low lying land, 20-30 years
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What was the holderness coast originally made of?

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chalk

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What is the holderness coast now made of? Why?

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What do the waves mainly erode the holderness coast by?

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What is the sub aerial process that erodes the holderness coast?

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