Case Study: Dorset Flashcards

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What are some of the coastal landforms found in Swanage, Dorset?

Coastal landforms in Swanage, Dorset, include Studland Bay, Ballard Point, Old Harry and His Wife, Swanage Bay, and Durlston Head.

What is Studland Bay known for, and why has it formed there?

Studland Bay is known for its sandy beaches, formed due to rapid erosion of clay and sand, which are less resistant to erosion.

What makes Ballard Point different from Studland Bay?

Ballard Point is a headland made of chalk, a strong rock resistant to erosion, which extends out from the mainland while Studland Bay retreats due to its weaker clay and sand composition.

How were Old Harry and His Wife formed?

Old Harry is a stack and His Wife is a stump, formed from erosion and weathering of the chalk headland. An arch collapsed, creating the stack and stump.

How does longshore drift affect Swanage Bay?

Longshore drift in Swanage Bay transports gravel from the south to the north, gradually causing the beach to lose material over time.

What is Chesil Beach, and how was it formed?

Chesil Beach is a tombolo, a spit that connects the Isle of Portland to the mainland, formed by longshore drift trapping and transporting sediment.

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