The Morphology of the Anglian Coast

by J. Pethick, Univ of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom,
D. Leggett, Univ of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of the Southern North Sea


The morphology of the Anglian coast consists of three Integrated Scale Coastal Evolution (ISCE) units. A bay, marked by the 10m bathymetric contour, extends from Flamborough in the north to Cromer in Norfolk and is a response to north easterly extreme wave events while a series of offshore Banks extending from Suffolk to north Norfolk is a response to south easterly extreme wave events. The estuaries of the coast form the third ISCE system in which both local and external sediment sources play a part in the post-glacial morphological evolution. The management of the conventional, high water mark coast should recognise the importance of these integrated scale units if long term solutions are to be provided to coastal problems.

Subject Headings: Sea water | Coastal management | Mathematical models | Bays | Bathymetry | Estuaries | Sediment | Water level

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