Coastal Chalk Cliff Instability

Coastal Chalk Cliff Instability

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Collected from the International Conference on Coastal Rock Slope Instability: Geohazard and Risk Analysis in May 2001, these papers describe research relating to the growing hazard to communities from chalk cliff retreat on the southeast coast of England and the northwest coast of France. General topics of the papers include primary geological cThe location of damage suggests that breaking wave action is the main cause. ... it is said that a#39;Cliffs with many open joints, where water can compress air and cause recoil, are more subject to erosion than those which are relatively free from anbsp;...

Title:Coastal Chalk Cliff Instability
Author:Rory N. Mortimore, A. Duperret
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2004


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