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CLIP 4705

Surface features of upland limestone areas

Surface features of upland limestone areas

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Key Info
  • Surface features of upland limestone areas
  • Duration: 00:46
  • A summary of the surface features of upland limestone areas with annotated examples of each feature. Limestone is a sedimentary rock laid down in horizontal beds. Crustal pressures have created joins in these beds. Erosion through weathering has created the surface features of scars, scree and limestone pavement. Limestone is soluble in acidic rainwater. It is a permeable rock, meaning water can pass through it.
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  • Keywords: bedding plates, joints, scars, scree, limestone pavement, clint, gryke, permeable, Yorkshire Dales, geography
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can be used for any lesson on chemical weathering or as part of a study of the Yorkshire Dales area. It could lead into map reading exercises of limestone areas.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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