Coastal Processes

Summary Various coastal processes lead to the formation of coastal landscapes Landscape processes are mainly grouped into three Erosion, transportation and deposition are the main coastal processes Solution, attrition, hydraulic action and abrasion are the major forms of erosion in coastal landscapes Cliffs, headlands and bays are the major features of coastal landscapes resulting from … Read more

Coastal Transportation and Deposition

Now that you know how erosion affects landforms along the British coast, you need to know how transportation and deposition can also affect them and what they are. In your geography examination, you may be asked about how materials are moved and dropped along the coast. Transportation When we are talking about the transportation of … Read more

Coastal Management Strategies

What is Coastal erosion? The vanishing of coastal areas due to natural factors like wind or waves is called coastal erosion. Look at the diagram below to see how coastal erosion occurs. Coastal Defence Hard engineering Hard engineering strategies are human made structures that are used to defend the coastline. Although quite effective strategies, these … Read more

Coastal Landscapes

Summary Coastal landscapes lie between the sea and the mainland Coasts are divided into four types Rias, high coasts with cliffs, low coasts and lagoons are typical of coastal landscapes Coastal management is an important aspect of coastal landscapes The Holderness coastline has faced various challenges such as increased rate of erosion over the years … Read more

Types of Farming

Summary • Farming involves rearing of animals and crop cultivation; it is an important part of agriculture. • Farmers aim at providing enough, healthy food to feed the ever-increasing population worldwide. • Different types of farming practices are practised in different regions across the world based on various factors. • Factors such as climate and … Read more

Agricultural Change

Summary Agriculture has changed over the years since its inception. Modern agriculture is way better than traditional agriculture in many ways, including increased productivity. Improved technology, better equipment and housing, different ways of rearing animals and biotechnology are driving agricultural change. The future of agricultural change is bright with technology expected to drive the industry … Read more

Different Types of Agricultural Activity

Summary Agriculture involves rearing of animals and crop cultivation Agriculture aims at providing enough, healthy food to feed the population worldwide Different types of agricultural activities are practiced in different regions across the world Factors such as climate affect the type of agricultural activity a farmer can practice Types of agricultural activities include subsistence farming, … Read more

Factors Affecting Farming

Summary • Economic factors such as subsidies, commodity prices, labour and immigration laws, cost of land, transport, capital and markets, etc. affect farming. • Climatic factors such as light, water and rainfall, temperature, air, relative humidity and wind also affect farming. • Physical factors such as topography/relief, soil and climate affect farming. • Technology affects … Read more

Distribution of Farming Types in the UK

Summary • The world has 570 million farms • The UK has about 212,000 farms • Arable farming, pastoral farming, mixed farming and market gardening are farming types distributed in various regions across the UK • Arable farming is highly distributed in the south east areas of the United Kingdom • Pastoral farming is distribute … Read more

Urban Environment

Housing In an MEDC like the United Kingdom the local authorities have a duty to house homeless people who are in need, such as families with children, pregnant women, people of old age and disabled people. The ‘typical’ homeless person in MEDC is a 35 year old male with little, or no academic qualifications. This … Read more