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CLIP 3085

Coastal landforms - blowholes and cliff slumping

Coastal landforms - blowholes and cliff slumping

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Key Info
  • Coastal landforms - blowholes and cliff slumping
  • Duration: 02:07
  • Blowholes are vertical faults which have been widened by wave attack. Headlands are made up of hard rock and bays formed where softer rock erodes away more quickly. Sub-aerial processes, such as rainfall, can also cause erosion. This often happens where layers of boulder clay, left behind by melting glaciers, become saturated and cause the cliff to slump.
  • Subject:



    Coastal Environment: Processes and Landforms

  • Keywords: arch, stack, coastline, erosion, waves, fault, rock, bay, headland, igneous, sandstone, sedimentary, ice age deposit, boulder clay, permeable
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to look at the more complex processes of coastal erosion with older year groups. The clip follows on from Clip 2979 and features some great footage of coastal landforms.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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