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A dairy farm is threatened by coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire
A dairy farm is threatened by coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire

Duration: 01:22

A dairy farm on the Holderness coastline in Yorkshire is being lost to the sea through coastal erosion.

 
A house threatened by coastal erosion
A house threatened by coastal erosion

Duration: 01:38

A cliff-top resident describes the coastal erosion threatening his home and explains why he is demolishing his 100-year-old house.

 
Coastal erosion and landforms
Coastal erosion and landforms

Duration: 02:34

An explanation of the causes of coastal erosion and the development of coastal erosion landforms.

 
Coastal erosion at Hallsands - causes and effects
Coastal erosion at Hallsands - causes and effects

Duration: 05:18

A report about coastal erosion and conflict along the coastline, illustrated by a case study of the abandoned Hallsands village in Devon.

 
Coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire
Coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire

Duration: 01:06

The British Isles has 12,500km of coastline which is continuously being pounded by the sea. On the Holderness coastline, land and property is being washed away.

 
Coastal landforms - blowholes and cliff slumping
Coastal landforms - blowholes and cliff slumping

Duration: 02:07

Coastal landforms such as blowholes and headlands are formed by wave attack. Sub-aerial processes, such as rainfall, can also cause coastal erosion.

 
Coastal landforms - West Wales
Coastal landforms - West Wales

Duration: 03:57

The coastline of West Wales is under constant attack from the prevailing winds travelling over the Atlantic Ocean.

 
Coastlines affected by sea level change - isostasy
Coastlines affected by sea level change - isostasy

Duration: 01:26

The theory of isostasy is illustrated using the town of Stonehaven in Scotland as an example.

 
Depositional coastlines
Depositional coastlines

Duration: 00:04:26

Features formed by longshore drift are explained and illustrated. The formation of coastal sand dunes is also discussed.

 
Farm threatened by coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire
Farm threatened by coastal erosion at Holderness, East Yorkshire

Duration: 05:11

A farm on the Holderness coastline in Yorkshire is being lost to the sea. The erosion has been significantly worse since defences were built further down the coast.

 
Hallsands - destruction of coastland
Hallsands - destruction of coastland

Duration: 03:59

Hallsands in South Devon was a fishing village lost to the sea in 1917. The village used to be protected from the sea by a shingle beach but when this was dredged the soft rock beneath the village was rapidly eroded.

 
How the Fens were created
How the Fens were created

Duration: 03:15

A description of the impact of human interventions on the shape of our coastline, with particular reference to the Fens.

 
Landforms created by longshore drift and coastal deposition
Landforms created by longshore drift and coastal deposition

Duration: 02:00

Longshore drift and the formation of spits, barrier beaches and tombolos are explained with case studies.

 
Old Harry Rocks - coastal processes and landforms
Old Harry Rocks - coastal processes and landforms

Duration: 04:16

The cliffs around Old Harry Rocks in Dorset are made of chalk. Hydraulic action causes caves, arches, stacks and stumps to form within the chalk.

 
Old Harry Rocks, Dorset
Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Duration: 04:45

Old Harry Rocks in Dorset stand at the tip of a chalk headland. The rocks form a headland as the chalk is more resistant to erosion than the clays found either side.

 
Sand dune formation and movement - the Dune of Pilat
Sand dune formation and movement - the Dune of Pilat

Duration: 05:29

The Dune of Pilat in France is the highest sand dune in Europe. The loose sand constantly moves and the dune migrates away from the sea until it meets a pine forest inland.

 
Sands of Forvie - marshes and mudflats
Sands of Forvie - marshes and mudflats

Duration: 01:54

A report about the intertidal salt marshes and mudflats in the estuary of the River Ythan in Aberdeenshire.

 
The coastline - longshore drift and spits
The coastline - longshore drift and spits

Duration: 03:58

Sediment is moved along the coastline through longshore drift. Longshore drift creates spits which are formed where the line of the coast changes, such as a river estuary.

 
The coastline - the Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand
The coastline - the Kaitorete Spit, New Zealand

Duration: 03:34

The Kaitorete Spit in New Zealand is 30km long. It is created by glacial drift left behind from the ice age 12,000 years ago.

 
The formation of spits
The formation of spits

Duration: 03:24

Blakeney Point in Norfolk is a coastal spit extending far along the coast. The form of the spit is always changing, depending on weather conditions.

 
The nature and origins of sand particles
The nature and origins of sand particles

Duration: 02:26

An explanation of sand - its existence, composition and transportation along the coastline.

 
Understanding wave formation
Understanding wave formation

Duration: 02:12

Diagrams and images are used to explain the formation of waves.

 
Wave-cut platforms and headland erosion
Wave-cut platforms and headland erosion

Duration: 03:46

The formation of a wave-cut platform and a stack are illustrated.

 
Weathering, erosion and coastal features
Weathering, erosion and coastal features

Duration: 01:56

Aerial erosion has a role to play in the formation of coastal features such as the Bullers of Buchan in Aberdeenshire.

 

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