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Coastal Chalk Cliff Instability

Product Code: SPE20
Series: GSL Engineering Geology Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R. N. Mortimore and A. Duperret
Publication Date: 10 March 2004
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Most of the rocky coastlines around the world are subject to active erosion processes. Because of the growing hazard to local communities from coastal cliff retreat, it is necessary to investigate where, when and how cliffs collapse. The results of these studies are vital for the planners and local authorities responsible for safety and access to cliffs and beaches. This volume focuses on the coastal chalk cliffs of the English Channel, where a multidisciplinary approach has been used to understand active coastal cliff recession. The book is organized around three main themes: the geological factors controlling cliff instability, the marine parameters influencing coastal erosion and the use of some new tools for hazard assessments. This book will be of use to academics and professionals working on rocky shores, with an interest in sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, tectonics, geomorphology, engineering geology, coastal engineering and GIS.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-150-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-150-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 184
Weight: 0.7 kg


Introduction, R N Mortimore and A Duperret • Coastal cliff geohazards in weak rock: the UK Chalk cliffs of Sussex, R N Mortimore, J Lawrence, D Pope, A Duperret and A Genter • Coastal chalk cliff instability in NW France: role of lithology, fracture pattern and rainfall, A Duperret, A Genter, A Martinez and R N Mortimore • Multiscale fracture analysis along the French chalk coastline for investigating erosion by cliff collapse, A Genter, A Duperret, A Martinez, R N Mortimore and J-L Vila • Chalk physical properties and cliff instability, R N Mortimore, K J Stone, J Lawrence and A Duperret • A Sturzstrom-like cliff fall on the Chalk coast of Sussex, UK, R B G Williams, D A Robinson, U Dornbusch, Y L M Foote, C A Moses and P R Saddleton • Prediction of nearshore wave energy distribution by analysis of numerical wave model output, East Sussex coastline, UK, S B Mitchell and D J Pope • Coastal chalk cliff erosion: experimental investigation on the role of marine factors, J Brossard and A Duperret • The propagation of wave impact induced pressures into cracks and fissures, G Wolters and G Muller • Laboratory abrasion tests on beach flint shingle, U Dornbusch, C A Moses, D A Robinson and R B G Williams • Quantification of the Normandy and Picardy chalk cliff retreat by photogrammetric analysis, S Costa, D Delahaye, S Freire-Diaz, L Di Nocera, R Davidson and E Plessis • Coastal cliff erosion vulnerability on the Canadian east coast (Baie des Chaleurs area) : a multi-parameter visualization tool, M Daigneault, J-L Bouchardon and B Guy •


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