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Costal Management

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hoguxoso's version from 2015-05-22 11:31

Section 1

Question Answer
Rip-Rap or Rock ArmourLarge Boulders are piled at the base of a cliff face to absorb the energy from the waves and stop the waves hitting the vunrable cliffs
Sea WallsA Wall built to protect from flooding from the sea
Beach NourishmentThe beach is replenished as beaches are a good natural defence, by scooping up sand and shingle from the ocean floor and building up beaches with it
GroynesRock, wooden, or concrete barriers are placed at right angles to the cliff to stop Longshore Drift (transportation)
Managed RetreatIs when areas of (usually cheap and unused ) land are allowed to flood as it encourages beaches and salt marshes
Vegatation and FencingVegatation and fencing stop sand blowing off the beach as well as stopping tourists getting onto sand dunes
Splash Back Sea WallA high Curved Sea wall which causes the waves to "splash back" on themselves
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Section 2

Question Answer
Rip Rap is ............... engineeringhard
sea walls are ............... Engineeringhard
Beach Nourishment is .............Engineeringsoft
groynes are ..................Engineering hard
managed retreat is a form of ................... Engineeringhard
vegatation and fencing are .......................Engineeringsoft
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