Philips High School. UK storms: Before and after. 7 January 2014Last updated at 08:59 ET Stormy weather has wreaked havoc across the UK.
A combination of high winds, rain and strong waves have battered the coastline and also caused flooding further inland. Here, a landmark rock arch in Porthcothan Bay in Cornwall, has been reduced to rubble. In Portland, Dorset, a rock stack off the coast, known locally as Pom Pom rock, has been washed away. Local historian Stuart Morris, who photographed the rock before and after its collapse, said: "You are talking about a natural stack that was hundreds of tonnes, totally demolished and broken to pieces by the storm. " In Portreath, in Cornwall, a section of the finger pier and harbour wall has been damaged by the waves. Flooding in the Somerset Levels has left villages cut off and roads and buildings damaged. Aberystwyth promenade was evacuated again on Monday night as the coast was hit by an 'exceptional' wave swell.
Coastal fieldwork methods – Where to start. Having run several coastal field trips now I thought I would compile a run down of all the techniques I have used with a bit of a review of their success, what groups they are good for, the likely results, how to present the data and how to go about doing them.
When I first embarked on field trips I found limited information on the internet about specific methods that would work and how successful the students would be at each. It is my hope that someone finds this useful in putting together their own trip. I will add to this as time goes by and I try alternative methods. General Advice Pick the methods to suit you group – you will know what will work and what will notPick the methods that will give the right results to answer your question set. Beach profiling A great piece of fieldwork which always yields decent results in my experience. Pebble Analysis Field sketches. EVERY AUSTRALIAN SHOULD SEE THIS - Save Our Spit NO TERMINAL on the GOLD COAST. Future of Climping’s sea defences unclear. DIGGERS have been out on Climping beach, bolstering sea defences.
But the future of the village’s seafront remains unclear ahead of a consultation later this year on what sort of sea defences the Environment Agency may be able to provide. Five years ago the Environment Agency (EA) shocked Climping residents by announcing draft plans to stop looking after the groynes and shingle bank protecting homes, businesses including the up-market Bailiffcrourt Hotel and farmland. The full impact of the strategy was due to come into force this year, with maintenance work ceasing as a policy of ‘do nothing’ was implemented by the EA.
However, with bulldozers continuing to shore up the shingle on Climping beach in the wake of the storms and huge waves which have battered the coast this winter, the agency is maintaining the sea defences – for now. Coastline erosion dramatically accelerated by winter storms. Coastal Erosion 'Ten Times Worse' After Storms. By Isabel Webster, Sky News Correspondent Scientists have warned coastal erosion may be 10 times worse this winter, due to the relentless storms that have battered the South West of England.
Academics from the University of Plymouth Coastal Research team have been monitoring the changes to beaches and cliffs along Cornwall's celebrated coastline for three years. Using state-of-the-art equipment including seisometers, acoustic devices and thermal cameras, the team records even the tiniest of changes during and after each storm. Professor Masselink says erosion could increase by 1,000% in places. Astal environments. UK weather sees cliff stack reduced to sad-looking pile of rubble by raging seas. Huge ancient formation known as Pom Pom Rock off Portland, Dorset, destroyed by ferocious wavesIconic natural formation in Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall, shaped like giant doughnut also knocked downSomerset village of Muchelney cut off for four days after access roads were left under 3ft of waterEnvironment Agency issues 320 flood warnings or alerts - including severe warnings in DorsetMet Office issues 'be aware' yellow warning for wind as gusts of 70mph are expected in South-WestHeavy rain falls across much of Britain last night, with up to 1.6in expected on higher ground todayForecasters warn of 'exceptionally high waves' and say 0.4in of rain could fall in less than an hourSurfers fly in from US to follow deep depression across the Atlantic dubbed Winter Storm HerculesThree deaths: Man falls into Oxford river, man swept out to sea in Cornwall, woman killed in DevonWave-watchers still risking their lives to stand in dangerous locations, defying guidance from police Scroll down for videos.
Worldlywise Wiki / Unit 1 Section B - Managing coastal areas. Worldlywise Wiki / Unit 1 Section C - Managing coastal environments in a sustainable way. Learning objectives: - to be able to define integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) - to be able to give examples of the pressures on the Mediterranean cosstal area - to know how the Mediterranean coastal area is being managed (the Blue Plan)
Learning Zone Class Clips - Depositional coastlines - Geography Video. Coastal Erosion. Coastal Management Quiz by Andrew Wooding on Prezi. Astal towns swamped across Britain after worst tidal surge for 60 years sparks evacuation of thousands. Flood waters reported to be receding after worst North Sea surge hit Norfolk and headed south throughout nightThousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes and spent the night in temporary accommodationAgencies are this morning saying the expected overnight flooding was less severe than it had been expectedEnvironment Agency has issued 40 severe flood warnings, 134 flood warnings and 63 flood alertsHomeowners urged to remain cautious as another tidal surge was due to sweep past east coast of Kent at 1pm By James Rush Published: 09:12 GMT, 6 December 2013 | Updated: 19:15 GMT, 6 December 2013.
Education pack worksheets. You can download individual worksheets from here COASTAL PROCESSES: WORKSHEET 1 Introduction to beaches.
What and where are they? Who needs them? Worldlywise Wiki / Unit 1 Section A - How physical processes have created coastal landforms. Learning objectives: - to define the key terms coast and inter-tidal zone - to be able to produce a diagram showing the processes operating at the coast (this acts as an overview for Section A) - to understand why tides occur The coast is the narrow strip of shoreline that separates the land from the sea.
Land, sea and air meet at the coast, making it a constantly-changing environment. The coast is an open system because it has inputs from outside (eg. sediment from rivers) and outputs into other systems (eg. sediment transferred into deep seas). Landforms Coasts (GCSE Geography) Swash and Backwash. Waves. Erosion of headlands. Worldlywise Wiki / Unit 1 Section A - How physical processes have created coastal landforms.