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What is a sea cliff?
A sea cliff is a high, steep rocky formation that is found on the edges of land on the coast. Sea Cliffs are quite common features found along exposed coastlines. They are formed by physical erosion such as wave and wind action. Most will retreat landwards as wave action undercuts their base, this will then cause the overhang to weaken, making a collapse possible.
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The highest cliffs in Europe are on Achill Island, in Mayo, Ireland, They stand at 664 metres but some claim they nearly top 700 metres. The cliffs at Slieve League in Donegal… are not the highest as falsely advertised, as the stand at 595 metres (ordinance survey, 2008). The cliffs are named Croaghaun and may only be seen by boat or from the summit of the cliff. Cape Enniberg is the northernmost point of the Faroe Islands, located on the Island of Viðoy. It is 754 m above sea level, this makes it the highest cliff in Europe From the landside, only experienced mountain climbers with a trained local guide should attempt to scale the cliff. As a normal hiker, one can only reach a certain height on the trail without a problem. However, as in the rest of the Faroes, fog can roll in suddenly and linger for a long time. At the southern foot of the nearby 844 m high mountain, Villingadalsfjall, lies the picturesque town of Viðareiði. All summer long, as long as there is good weather, there are boating trips to Cape Enniberg. People come not only to see the cliff's imposing size, but also the famous bird colony found there. The colony is counted as the most important in the archipelago.
Barton on sea in Hampshire is a famous location for cliff failures. The reason for the cliff being so weak lies in its geology, with sands lying on top of clays. When heavy ra…ins fall they make the sands heavy, but the water also goes through the permeable sands to wet the clay and the clays become slippery. The cliffs above the clays slide down and are removed by the waves on the coast. Barton has been long affected by coastal erosion and cliff collapse. Over the years a number of buildings and most recently a cafe have been claimed by the sea. The older houses in the settlement are now only 20m from the sea. It is expected that the houses will be lost to the sea in the next 10 to 20 years. The coastline is exposed to the direct force of the prevailing south-westerly winds. This means a very long fetch and as a result the waves are very powerful leading to rates of erosion as much as 2m a year in places.
because to main rock type is clay which is easly erroded by the sea therefor the cliff is undercutt and it falls down this happend again and again
Fjords. (Sometimes spelled as Fiords. )
Fjord. An Fjord is a body of water open to the sea which is bordered on both sides by land, usually with steep cliffs, but not always.
water and wind
Wether he wants to lose all of his men and his ship to charybdis the giant whirlpool or lose six men facing scylla the giant sea monster.
The largest sea cliffs in the world are located at Kalaupapa National Historic Park on Molokai, Hawaii. Molokai is one of the eight main islands in the Hawaiian archipelago an…d is situated geographically northwest to the island of Maui and southeast yo the island of Oahu, home of the states capital Honolulu.
A cave is formed when a sea cliff is hollowed out.
Cape Enniberg, Faroe Islands. However there appears to be rival claims from Ireland and Madeira as well as others. Top tip is that the Faroese cliff is not that easy to …access, whilst Cabo Girao has a cheap and handy cable car! Both are very impressive
Because that's where the lanscape has been internally exposed so that the fossils can be seen.
A narrow bay of the sea bordered by steep cliffs is called a fjord. These landforms are very prominent in northern Europe.
it affects the environment because the vegetation on the cliffs will be rewand and animal habitats will also be remand X