|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2 Hours.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours One 2-hour theory examination - 10 questions from 12||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours One 2-hour theory examination - 10 questions from 12||100%|
On the completion of this module students will
- have a sound knowledge of the fundamental energy inputs to coastal processes
- have an appreciation of the diversity of landforms to be found around the British coastline
- be apprised of data sources that can be utilised in coastal investigations
- have an awareness of the role of Man in attempting to control or manage parts of the coastal zone
The course concludes with two field half-days in the local area, one appraising the beaches of Aberystwyth and the other looking at the management of the Ynyslas coastal dune system.
The introductory nature of this module is regarded as being highly suitable for both biological and physical scientists.
- Introduction. Inheritance. Energy inputs. Waves and wave currents.
- Tide raising forces. Tidal systems.
- Sediment characteristics. Sediment movement.
- Depositional features. Minor forms. Shoreline beaches. Detached beaches.
- Erosional features. Cliffs. Shore platforms.
- Estuaries. Tidal landforms. Marshes.
- Aeolian processes and forms. Vegetated dunes.
- Direct observation of coastal process and form. Historical reconstruction of coastal form.
- Coastal management: Engineering considerations.
- HALF-DAY FIELD VISIT: The Aberystwyth beaches and coastal forms. Historical aspects of management.
- HALF-DAY FIELD VISIT: Ynyslas Dunes. Process and form. Conservation and management issues.
Reading ListRecommended Text
Barnes (1990) Coasts Primo search Bird, E.C.F. (2001) Coastal geomorphology: An introduction Wiley & Sons Primo search Pethick, J. (1984) An introduction to coastal geomorphology London: Arnold Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5