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1 River environments
2 Coastal environments
3 Hazardous environments
4 Economic activity and energy
5 Ecosystems and rural environments
6 Urban environments
7 Fragile environments
8 Globalisation and Migration
9 Development and human welfare
2 Coastal environments
which you should use wherever possible
The variety of species in an ecosystem.
An organic community of plants and animals interacting with their environment.
The wearing down of the land by water, ice, wind and gravity.
The use of concrete and large artificial structures by civil engineers to defend land against natural erosion processes.
Rocks that do not allow water to pass through them.
The movement of loose materials along a coastline by wave action because they break at an oblique angle to the shore.
The movement of weathered rock downslope without the direct action of running water.
sea level change
The rise or fall in the average level of the sea over long periods of time. This acts as a base level for natural erosion.
The general re-shaping of the land by normal atmospheric processes, for example wind and rain. It includes weathering, mass movement, erosion and deposition.
A rocky, level area at or around sea level representing the base of old and now retreated cliffs.
weathering The chemical alteration and physical breakdown of rock in situ.
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Sidmouth seafront west
Another useful animation to use later:
1. What are the processes by which water helps to shape the coastal landscape?
2. How are the main coastal features formed?
3. What are the different kinds of coastal ecosystems? What factors affect their distribution?
4. What is human intervention is affecting coastal ecosystems?
[Case study of a mangrove or coral reef and its management]
5. What do the different interest groups want from our coastline?
[ Case study of a stretch of coastline under pressure]
6. What are the ways of dealing with changing coastlines? [ Case study of a stretch of retreating coastline]
7. What can we measure to find out about coastlines and how do we do it?
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