Engineering geomorphology on the coast: lessons from West Dorset

Brunsden, Denys and Moore, Roger (1999) Engineering geomorphology on the coast: lessons from West Dorset. Geomorphology, 834 (1-4). pp. 391-409. ISSN 0169-555X

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Abstract

The central aim of this paper is to describe the general context in which an applied geomorphological investigation for a management project on a Heritage coast will be set. We attempt to show how the decisions may be affected by historical legacies and public or administrative attitudes. Modern attitudes to the coast in Great Britain are summarized in the light of recent studies by the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The Dorset coast in southwest England is used to illustrate the main points. The paper describes the coastal features, explains the historical legacy of use, and examines problems of contemporary coastal management. The paper concludes with a consideration of the natural geomorphological principles of landscape design which might be employed as part of the guiding concepts.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
Depositing User: Roger Moore
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:18
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2012 11:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11566
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