Cliff Collapse
The collapse of cliffs can be described in three steps.
<ul><li>Soft clay cliffs are impermeable and hold rain water. </li></ul>
<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 sam...
<ul><li>The weight of the clay causes the cliff to slump or collapse. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This results in…… </li></ul>
<ul><li>CLIFF COLLAPSE </li></ul>
Case Study –  The Holderness  Coast, Holbeck  Hall Hotel.
<ul><li>At Flamborough Head there is a large amount of chalk in the cliffs.  The chalk is much harder than the boulder cla...
Background Information <ul><li>The scenery has high cliffs, some of the highest in England which reaches upto 200m high.  ...
 
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Geography Cliff Collapse

  1. 1. Cliff Collapse
  2. 2. The collapse of cliffs can be described in three steps.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Soft clay cliffs are impermeable and hold rain water. </li></ul>
  4. 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. 5. <ul><li>The weight of the clay causes the cliff to slump or collapse. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>This results in…… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>CLIFF COLLAPSE </li></ul>
  8. 8. Case Study – The Holderness Coast, Holbeck Hall Hotel.
  9. 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. 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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