Coastal deposition

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Activities

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Task

  1. Open the 'Coastal Deposition Placemarks' file with Google Maps.
  2. Look at the three examples of spits - notice their shape, the shape of the coastline where they occur, the fact they are made of sediment etc.
  3. Starting at 'Placemark A - Brest' work south along the French coastline to 'Placemark B - La Rochelle' looking for examples of spits. Add placemarks to show their location.
  4. Starting at 'Placemark C - Hartlepool' work south along the British coastline to 'Placemark D - King's Lynn' looking for examples of spits. Add placemarks to show their location.
  5. Choose the best example of a spit you have found and capture an image of it.
  6. Paste the image into a document and add some additional research about the spit you have chosen.
  7. Can you determine the direction of longshore drift for the spit you have chosen?
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Extension Task

Locate 10 of the spits from this list onto a Google Map. For each example explain the direction of longshore drift, the source of the sediment and any human uses of the spit.