Coastal Morphology | Colin Campbell
Table of Content 1. Aim of study .
2. Location of study
3. Method of data collection
4. Presentation, Analysis and Discussion of data
5. Observation of findings
Aim of Study 1. To study the effects of constructive and destructive wave processes on coastal landforms development 2. To determine the influence of the local rock and structure on the development of coastal landforms.
Location of Study The data was collected at Robins Bay St. Mary, Jamaica.
Method of Data Collection The Data Was Collected on March 30th 2011 at Robins Bay St. Mary. Tables, along with labeled diagrams, were used to…show more content…
The force of the water weakens cracks in the headland, causing them to later collapse, forming free-standing stacks and even a small island. Without the constant presence of water, stacks also form when a natural arch collapses under gravity, due to sub-aerial processes like wind erosion.
Figure 7 showing Stacks. This landform was present at Robins Bay, Don Christopher Cove and Peytons Point.
Don Christopher Cove and Don Christopher Point Landforms: y Platform y Cliff y Cove y Beach y Inlet y Stack (Figure 6) y Headland (Figure 5) Comprised of Mainly: y Sand y Shingle The Cove was filled with deposit materials. Wave Data Table 1 Number of waves 21 25 20
Time(s) 60 60 60
Periods(s) 1.5 2 1
S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
SH SA SA SA A SA A SA SA SA
Sediment Characteristics Table 2 L.A S.A 11 5.5 15.5 11 10 5 14 9.5 9 7 14 2.5 7 3.5 8.5 6 13 7.5
T SS SS SC SC SS I I SS SS
Wave Frequency 13 12 13 13
Waves - Table 3 Wave Height(ft.) 1.2 1.1 1.6 1.4
Wave Length(ft.) 9.8 10.6 11.3 12.7
Cliff and Wave Cut-off Platform A cliff is a steep rock face usually facing the sea. Cliffs are formed as erosion landforms due to the processes of erosion and weathering that produce them. Cliffs are common on coasts and along rivers. Cliffs are usually formed by rock that is resistant to erosion and weathering. Sedimentary rocks are most likely to form sandstone, limestone,