(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Coastal dynamics and impact of coastal protection works on the Spurn Head spit (UK)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CIAVOLA P. (1) ;
(1) Coastal Geology Group, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, ROYAUME-UNI


The erosion of the glacial tills along the Holderness Coast (eastern England) has released material which has led to the formation of a 4.5 km sand and gravel spit, Spurn Head, across the mouth of the Humber estuary. This paper examines the sedimentology and geomorphology of the spit and of the tidal flat behind it (Spurn Bight), and assesses the effects of coastal defences on the nearshore dynamics. The geomorphology and sedimentology of the beaches and the tidal flat were studied to assess the response of the spit system to different weather conditions


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 30, no4 [pp. 369-389]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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