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  • Beaches Down Coast Of The Defences
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    With Reference to examples discuss the view that coastal erosion is caused by human intervention as a posed to natural processes. For many decades the approach to rapid coastal erosion was to build up sea defences, to try and slow down or even stop the erosion. Initially the attempts were thought a success, however after some years it was realised that the power of the sea and waves could overcome human attempts. Only could protection be a success if huge costs were going to be involved. Many me...
  • Beach Erosion Web In Active Hurricane Cycles
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    Table of Contents Introduction 2 Countering The Effects of High Seas 2 Hurricanes 3 Beach Protection 5 New Protection Methods 6 Conclusion 6 References 7 Introduction Coastline changes due to weather and human intervention represent a major concern for coastal planners all over the world. Coastline changes, not only has an effect on citizens who own property by the seaside, it also has a major effect on our business here at McDuff. While beaches may be vacation spots for some, their disappearanc...
  • Sand Onto Beaches
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    . Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the 208-foot tall landmark was just hauled more than a quarter-mile back from its former perch, where it was threatened by the encroaching sea. Coastal erosion chewed away about 1,300 feet of beach, bringing the waves to within 150 feet of the 4,800-ton sentinel. When the light was erected in 1870, it stood about 1,500 feet back from the waves. The lighthouse, on the Outer Banks, North Carolina's long barrier beach, was built to warn ships from waters called 'the gr...
  • Movement Of Sediment Down The East Coast
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    Human activities add another layer of complexity to the natural processes of coastal lands and materials. These activities may have direct or indirect effects on our changing coastlines. They may effect sources of new sediment to the coast and the movement of sediment within the coastal environment. Sediment starvation caused by river and coastal management is one effect of human activities on the coast. For some coastal regions, such as the Pacific coast, a large part of their sediment is suppl...
  • Large Amount Of Sediment On The Beach
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    Sediment is material that transported to and from coasts by winds and water. Sediment flows in and out of coastal systems. The amount that enters a system is referred to as the sediment input and the amount that leaves is known as the sediment output. By deducting the sediment output from the sediment input we are able to determine the sediment budget. Coastal sediment budgets are largely determined by the rates of erosion and deposition on the coast by various processes such as waves, tides, cu...
  • Coastal Erosion At An Alarming Rate
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    The topic that I chose to do my geology extra credit paper on is coastal erosion. There are many different types of coastal erosion and are all very important. There has been a lot of research done on coastal erosion and all have been very helpful in understanding it clearly. The first attempts to stop coastal erosion were to build sea defenses, and this has been going on for many decades now. Researchers first thought the attempts were successful, but after several years it was understood that ...

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