Coastlines affected by sea level change

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

Depositional Coastlines

Features formed by longshore drift are explained and illustrated.

Erosional coastlines

The three main processes of erosion are explained and illustrated.

Old Harry Rocks - coastal processes and landforms

The formation of Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks in Dorset which stands at the tip of a chalk headland.

Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve - marshes and mudflats

The intertidal salt marshes and mudflats in the estuary of the River Ythan, Aberdeenshire.

The coastline - longshore drift and spits

How longshore drift can form spits where the line of the coast changes.

The formation of spits

The changing form of the coastal spits at Blakeney Point in Norfolk.

Understanding waves

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

Wave cut platforms and headland erosion

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

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