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CLIP 4022

Weathering, erosion and coastal features

Weathering, erosion and coastal features
Key Info
  • Weathering, erosion and coastal features
  • Duration: 01:56
  • Aerial erosion also has a role to play in the formation of coastal features such as the Bullers of Buchan in Aberdeenshire. Here weaknesses in the rock stretch to the surface above a cave, resulting in the formation of a blowhole. In Stonehaven, weathering has resulted in slumping when material saturated by rain has become too heavy and unstable to stay up.
  • Subject:



    Coastal Environment: Processes and Landforms

  • Keywords: freeze thaw, cave, blow hole, weathering, slumping, geography, coastal landscape, Bullers of Buchan, Stonehaven, coast, Aberdeenshire
Ideas for use in class
  • A useful reminder of the importance of weathering in determining the final outline of coastal features. Best combined with additional input on active blowhole examples.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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