Coastal Environments - Management
- 2. ____________ are usually built along the front of cliffs to protect settlements or another land of high economic importance.
- 3. The type of coastal management that involves building artificial structures but takes a more sustainable and natural approach to managing the coast.
- 6. These are often large boulders placed along the base of a cliff to absorb energy from waves and to reduce backwash by encouraging percolation.
- 9. Traditionally these have been wooden slatted barriers constructed towards the rear of beaches to protect the base of cliffs.
- 10. ________ regeneration involves taking action to build up dunes and increase vegetation.
- 11. There are wire-mesh cages filled with pebbles or rocks. They are placed at the back of sandy beaches and absorb wave energy.
- 1. The type of coastal management that involves building artificial structures which try to control natural processes.
- 4. ____________ are wooden barriers constructed at right angles to the beach to retain the material.
- 5. Beach _________ involves making beaches higher and wider by importing sand and shingle to an area affected by longshore drift.
- 7. Beach ______________ involves redistributing sediment from the lower part of the beach to the upper part of the beach.
- 8. Managed ___________ is when areas of the coast are allowed to erode. This is usually in areas where the land is of low value.