Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England

Recent increases in the retreat rate of chalk cliffs in southern England

One of the most spectacular landforms of the south of England are the famous high chalk cliffs. Perhaps best known as the sight that greets those arriving by sea to Dover, the chalk cliffs occur along the central and eastern part of the south coast, with the most spectacular examples being found in East Sussex. These cliffs actively erode, with large rockfalls being a key mechanism.  Read more at blogs.agu.org(Reference: PNAS, Hurst et al. 2016. Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain)

 

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