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Why are the white cliffs of dover called the white cliffs of dover?
The material the cliffs are made from is CHALK
The White Cliffs of Dover face reaches up to 350 feet (110 m).
The White Cliffs of Dover are on the southeast coast of England.
There are at least seven white cliffs, known as the Seven Sisters.
The white cliffs of Dover are on the south coast of Kent in England near the town of Dover. They are white because they are made of chalk.
Because they are made from chalk (calcium carbonate) which is a white material. The truth is that they are really not that white. If you looked closely you would find that s…ome parts are absolutely full of plant growth and flint. The effect that causes them to be "so white" also has to do with reflection of light. The calcium carbonate form coccolith structures that can reflect light. The (south-)western orientation of the cliffs in combination with the rising sun generate the reflection and "light up" the cliffs.
The White Cliffs of Dover are located in southeast England. See the related Link for pictures and info. there in England the country of Kent
The cliff face, which reaches up to 350 feet high, owes its striking façade to its composition of chalk (pure white calcium carbonate) accentuated by streaks of black f…lint.
About this part of Britain was submerged by a shallow sea, the sea bottom was made of a white mud formed from the fragments of coccoliths (skeletons if tiny algae), then the m…ud became chalk
The White Cliffs of Dover face continental Europe, specifically France. On a clear day the visitors can see France from the cliff. The cliffs sit as high at 300 feet in …some spots. The actual chalk, comprised of a fine limestone, lies as thick as 1,000 feet in some areas.
Because its a good military vantage point
The white cliffs of Dover began eroding at the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 years ago. Before that they were part of a large system of rolling hills made of chalk.
Formed by coccolithophores: single-celled planktonic algae whose skeletal remains sank to the bottom of the ocean and, together with the remains of bottom-living creatures, fo…rmed sediments.
The White Cliffs of Dover belong to the North Downs Formation along the English coastline. They face the Strait of Dover and France and are along the English Channel.