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    Coastal geomorphology is similar to geomorphology, but the area of focus is on seas and oceans (Davidson-Arnott, 2010). Researches study the development and progression of the coast and how it reacts under particular conditions including sea level changes. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report in 2013 stated that sea level rise will occur in approximately 95% of the ocean area, with estimates that seas will rise between 26 and 82 cm. Therefore, we can assume it is probable that the geomorphological changes on the coast will have a profound impact on the existing landforms. In this essay, I will describe the predicted impacts on coastal geomorphology in relation to sea level rise. Sea level rise is attributed to four main…

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    Introduction Quaternary climatic changes and tectonic processes have a strong influence on the evolution and preservation of the geomorphology of the eastern North Island of New Zealand. This essay will discuss the broad context of Quaternary environmental change and tectonics in the eastern North Island of New Zealand and then will examine how both these concepts influence the geomorphology, whether affecting separate aspects of the landscape or combining and working together. Examples of…

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    Pino Observation Essay

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    The Elena Gallegos Open Space area sits near the base of the Sandia Mountains on a piedmont surface. This exercise was intended to gain insight into the mountain-front landforms of the Pino Embayment area. Through the use of surficial geological mapping and soil descriptions we were able to establish relative ages of geomorphic surfaces of the area and determine whether the area displayed qualities of alluvial fan and pediment surfaces. The geomorphic setting of the study area showed…

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    Cost Paths Analysis Essay

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    Figure 1 below illustrates the predicted route of the track as identified during the least cost paths analysis. The four parts of the route are shown: Punakiki to the ventilation shaft; shaft to the mine portal (lookout point); portal to the amenities area; and the ventilation shaft to Blackball. The results clearly illustrate it is possible to use cost paths modelling to identify a track. However, further assessment will be necessary around the aesthetic value of the track, to assess whether it…

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    Mudboil Essay

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    Results: In Tully Valley, the mudboils are where pressurized groundwater flows up through a restricting layer of silt, clay and fine sand. Mudboils usually take place in subduction zones of the Earth. The mudboil causes the land surface to slowly decline and the erosion of suspended sediment which creates a sequence of concentric ring fractures around the discharging mudboil. Mudboils are driven by pressurized groundwater, geothermic heat, and gases. As a consequence, the mudboils…

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    Erosion By Nature

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    Many people in the world today wonder who and what shapes the earth. In this informative essay, you will learn just that. How is the earth shaped? The answer to that is people and nature. Erosion is a big part of shaping the earth. Some different kinds of erosion are wind erosion, and water erosion, when something erodes, that means that it is tearing away at something. Because there is water flow, erosion causes the water to work its way through cracks and expand them. When it is windy…

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    Crosscution Standards

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    To understand the depth of the standard above we must address the three main components that form the standard: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. The standard in this context applies to a fourth grade unit on earth 's systems, and more specifically: soils, rocks, and landforms. The disciplinary core ideas that this standard is addressing exist in two parts, ESS2.A which focuses on rainfall shaping the land and the movement of sediments…

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    Water Erosion Outline

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    Water erosion Water erosion is a natural force that is caused by things like water, ice and wind. This can also happen by human activity. It wears out rocks and soil. Water erosion occurs on streams,rivers banks, sea shores and seaside cliffs. Usually muddy water is a sign of erosion.Usually water erosion happens during rainfalls, snow melts. Runoffs as well because it helps carry away small materials like soil and rocks. There are also more types of erosion like gully erosion and sheet…

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    The main focus of education in Flatland is polygon recognition. When looking at another polygon in Flatland, they all look like lines. However, in early childhood, everyone learns how to feel one another’s angles in order to determine what type of polygon one is. Yet, with further education, it is possible to detect the type of polygon through sight recognition. In Flatland, there are two main variables that determine the route of one’s education; gender and social status. If one is male, they…

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    Standing on what was once a piece of oceanic crust, laid down in the Ordovician period 450 million years ago, I was captured by the astounding power behind the forces that had moved this exact piece of crust over exceptionally long periods of time to be situated inland, adjacent to a river, to where it is in the present day. Taking on Geology was a decision I made based on my thorough enjoyment and fascination of the physical aspect of geography at GCSE, particularly learning about volcanoes,…

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