Predicting the subsurface

Woods, Mark; Newell, Andrew; Haslam, Richard; Farrant, Andrew; Smith, Helen. 2016 Predicting the subsurface. Geoscientist, 26 (4). 10-15.

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Britain is blessed with a magnificent variety of landscapes, much of it the result of the diverse range of rock types that form our small island, and the different ways in which they respond to weathering and erosion. Nowhere is this clearer than when enjoying a walk along many of the paths that snake around our coastline; dramatic colour changes in the cliffs, steep climbs and descents between headlands and bays all reflect changes in the underlying geology. Sometimes the connection is obvious, such as the contrast between the low, sandy and muddy cliffs that tumble into the sea along the coast of Essex, and the rugged white cliffs on the south coast of England. These natural features, which we take for granted, have a significant impact on how we live and move about our island.

Item Type: Publication - Article
ISSN: 0961-5628
Date made live: 07 Jul 2016 13:39 +0 (UTC)

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