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    what do groynes do? u find them on a beach
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    (Original post by rover)
    what do groynes do? u find them on a beach
    they stop the erosion of the beach where the waves come in at an angle to the beach - the waves would otherwise sweep the side across the beach
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    (Original post by rover)
    what do groynes do? u find them on a beach
    Did you ever go to a geography lesson?
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    what do groynes do? u find them on a beach
    they stop the sand moving sideways (I've forgotten the geography words)
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    they are those wooden things that stop depostion moving along the shore or something (damn, I need to start revising)
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    prevent longshore drift
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    they do indeed stop longshore drift, thus protecting the cliffs from coastal errosion. I think nowerdays revetments are used more than groynes (big walls of boulders that absorb the energy of a wave)

    Do a google on Barton on sea for the use of several differnt coastal defences. That was the main Case study when I did A-Level geog (which admittedly was in 1994 :|)
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    they do indeed stop longshore drift, thus protecting the cliffs from coastal errosion. I think nowerdays revetments are used more than groynes (big walls of boulders that absorb the energy of a wave)

    Do a google on Barton on sea for the use of several differnt coastal defences. That was the main Case study when I did A-Level geog (which admittedly was in 1994 :|)
    and you still remember! i did that in year 10 (a year ago) and forgot it until now...
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    You should never expose your groyne on the beach. That's just wrong.
 
 
 
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