Statistics for A level Physical Geography: Coasts Part 2

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  • The average score is 10 of 23

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HintAnswer% Correct
Timber or rock structures built at right angles to the coastGroyne
68%
Flooded U-shaped valleyFjord
64%
Large rocks placed at the foot of a cliff creating a permeable barrier to the seaRock Armour
64%
Curved, concrete walls to reflect waves back into the seaSea Wall
64%
When land rises or falls, relative to the seaIsostatic
61%
Addition of sand or pebbles to an existing beach to make it higher or widerBeach Nourishment
54%
Maintaining the current position of the coastlineHold the line
54%
When sea level itself rises or fallsEustatic
46%
Drowned river valley caused by sea level riseRia
46%
SMP; Involves making decisions about how coastal erosion and flooding should be managed along the whole coastal systemShoreline Management Plan
46%
Allows nature to 'take its course', eroding cliffs and land deemed invaluableNo active intervention
43%
Flooded valleys parallel to the coastDalmation Coast
39%
Marram grass planted to reinforce dunesDune stabilisation
39%
ICZM; Complete sections of coasts are managed as a wholeIntegrated Coastal Zone Management
39%
Involves building defences out to sea, effectively creating new landAdvance the line
36%
Partially submerged rock barriers, designed to break up waves before they reach the coastOffshore breakwater
36%
Sloping structures placed at the foot of a cliff that breaks the waves energyRevetments
32%
Short term change in sea level caused by low air pressureStorm Surge
32%
Sea level fallMarine regression
25%
Sea level riseMarine transgression
21%
Glacial depositionAccretion
18%
Occurs when erosion gets behind coastal defences leading to rapid coastal erosion inland and undermining of defencesOutflanking
14%
A project that has social, economic and environmental benefits and lasts for a significant amount if timeSustainable Management
14%

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