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A geomorphological investigation of the south west Dorset Coast

M. J. Bray

A geomorphological investigation of the south west Dorset Coast

a report to Dorset County Counci and West DorsetDistrict Council

by M. J. Bray

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Published by Dorset County Council .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby M.J.Bray. Volume 2, Patterns of sediment transport.
ContributionsDorset (England). County Council., West Dorset (England). District Council.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20344640M
ISBN 100852165021
OCLC/WorldCa24756958

Recommend this book. The morphology of degraded landslide slopes in south west Dorset. Quarterly Journal of Engineering, 5, – Brunsden, D. and Lee, E.M. (). Geomorphological investigations for the Channel Tunnel terminal and portal. Geographical Journal, , –Cited by: The falls may be small in quantity but very dangerous if people are close to the cliff at these times. Certain parts of the cliff are best avoided. The extensive cliffs of Kimmeridge Clay and the long coast of Liassic clays in West Dorset present similar hazards at times (Anonymous, g). Pinhay Bay is particularly prone to cliff-falls.

Geology of south Dorset and south-east Devon and its World Heritage Coast: special memoir for , geological sheets Dorchester, / West Fleet and Weymouth and / Swanage, and parts of sheets / Sidmouth, Bridport, Bournemouth and Newton Abbot. Research output: Book/Report › BookCited by: 5. Brunsden, D, Geomorphological roulette for engineers and planners: some insights into an old game. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v. 35, p. Gallois R W, Geological investigations for coastal protection and landslide remedial works at Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK. Geoscience in South-West England, v

Each year more than walkers use the footpath between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, making it the busiest stretch in the south west (World Heritage Coast, ). 9. Even though so many tourists visit the area the Dorset county council have tried to keep the area as natural as possible. Follow the latest news for Cattistock in Dorset, England, UK Former West Dorset MP Sir Oliver Letwin will discuss his Desert Island Books and Radio 2's Jeremy Vine will talk about his book The Diver an.. South & West Dorset (NSWD) via an internet search when she needed to provide urg.. Related Stories. Long-distance call to help.


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A Geomorphological Investigation of the South West Dorset Coast. Volume 1: Patterns of Sediment Supply. Report to Dorset County Council, pp. [Sediment supply to the west Dorset beaches and in the past a source of nourishment to the Chesil Beach.] Bray, M.J.

A Geomorphological Investigation of the South West Dorset coast. Engineering geomorphology on the coast: Lessons from west Dorset Article (PDF Available) in Geomorphology 31() December with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Engineering geomorphology on the coast: lessons from west Dorset. The central aim of this paper is to describe the general context in which an applied geomorphological investigation for a management project on a Heritage coast will be set.

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In the north and west of Dorset the distinctive Inferior. Dorset Pilgrims. As part of the research into hands and feet and the Jurassic Coast of West Dorset, Sally and I became interested in other historical events connected to the social geography of the seaboard, and in particular to the relationship to industry, colonization and settlement across the Atlantic: Bridport’s fascinating relationship.

Dorset / ˈ d ɔːr s ɪ t / (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. Covering an area of 2, square kilometres (1, sq mi); it borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east.

The great variation in its landscape owes much to the underlying geology which includes an almost. erally linear coast without long indentations, we find the pattern set out in Table Clearly in this analysis, such coasts as Dorset, Suffolk/Essex and Lancashire/south Cumbria are among the most studied, whereas Sutherland is among the least.

Therefore, Figure helps to highlight those areas of the British coast that are better. Engineering geomorphology on the coast: lessons from west Dorset. The central aim of this paper is to describe the general context in which an applied geomorphological investigation for a management project on a Heritage coast will be set.

The Dorset coast in southwest England is used to illustrate the main points. The paper describes Cited by: Dorset is a county located in the middle of the south coast of lies between the latitudes °N and °N and the longitudes °W and °W, and occupies an area of 2, km² (1, sq mi).

It spans 90 kilometres (56 mi) from east to west and 63 kilometres (39 mi) from north to south. The geology of Dorset is varied; most of the different rocks found in the wider. CASE STUDY 3E - WEST DORSET AND EAST DEVON Coastal managers face an ongoing battle to moderate impacts from the sea in the face of a changing climate and pressures from human use of the coastal zone.

The challenges that lie ahead are forecast to. Nomination Document of the Dorset and East Devon Coast (book) This is an invaluable document for academics, earth scientists, geology and geomorphology students and anyone interested in the detailed history and explanation of why the Jurassic Coast was recognised as a World Heritage Site.

The nomination document successfully proposed that the Dorset and East Devon coast [ ]. An example of the geomorphological approach is given by Honeycutt and Krantz () who illustrated how the local geology affected shoreline change rates along the Delaware coast, using data from high-resolution seismic-reflection profiles, cores and historic shoreline positions.

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Some inland areas around Dartmoor are also described. Contents. Introduction 2. South Devon in a regional context 3. The succession in South Devon Devonian.

UK South Coast Shingle Study: alongshore drift variability. HR Wallingford Report SR 14p. BRAY, M. A geomorphological investigation of the south-west Dorset coast. Volume 1 Patterns of sediment supply, Report to Dorset County Council and West Dorset. The Ventnor Undercliff, located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, is an ancient landslide complex of marginal stability that is prone to ground movement and occasional landslide events.

This book presents the geomorphological diversity of England and Wales. These regions are characterised by an extraordinary range of landforms and landscapes, reflecting both the occurrence of many different rock types and drastic climatic changes over the last few million years, including ice sheet expansion and decay.

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It is also a classical coastal geomorphological by: 1.Abstract. The landslides of the East Devon and West Dorset coast are some of the most spectacular examples of mass movements. Complex sequences of slumps, slides and flows mantle the cliffs between West Bay in the east and Axmouth in the west.