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Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
Geography   Cliff Collapse
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Geography Cliff Collapse

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  • 1. Cliff Collapse
  • 2. The collapse of cliffs can be described in three steps.
  • 3. <ul><li>Soft clay cliffs are impermeable and hold rain water. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>The sea is attacking/eroding the base of the cliff, causing a wave-cut notch to form. </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time heavy rainfall causes the soft clay to become saturated, causing a slip plane to form. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>The weight of the clay causes the cliff to slump or collapse. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>This results in…… </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>CLIFF COLLAPSE </li></ul>
  • 8. Case Study – The Holderness Coast, Holbeck Hall Hotel.
  • 9. <ul><li>At Flamborough Head there is a large amount of chalk in the cliffs. The chalk is much harder than the boulder clay at Filey Bay to the North and Holderness to the South. </li></ul>
  • 10. Background Information <ul><li>The scenery has high cliffs, some of the highest in England which reaches upto 200m high. </li></ul>
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