This is a short article drawing attention to a recent UK study concerning the prediction of morpological change at a major barrier beach system at Slapton, Devon, England. Slapton Sands is recognised for its nature conservation and landscape importance. The study involved analysis of coastal processes on both geomorphological and contemporary timescales, numerical modelling of wave transformations and shoreline evolution, breach modelling and cross-shore profile modelling. It was found that the key beach processes affecting Slapton Sands are: short term storm impacts, medium term longshore transport gradients; long term sea-level rise causing rollback of the barrier beach. The overall assessment of the January event is that it was caused by a combination of beach line recession due to differential longshore transport rates in the preceding autumn and the occurrence of a 1 in 25 year storm event lasting four days, which further cut back the profile, with the beach crest reaching road level. The risk of a breach of the shingle bank will remain low over the next 30 to 50 years.
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Currents are the movements of the ocean produced by various causes. It may be divided into general and particular. The former depending on fixed and general causes which is always preserve the same direction and limits while the latter resulting from local and temporary ones vary both. The grand movement of the ocean from east to west or the equatorial current has a more complicated origin and the trade wind, so far from being the cause as has been supposed by some are probably in part the effect of this current. Tuckey, Ocean currents are water movement and circulation forms that effect climate zones and weather patterns around the world. Not even one building sustained its structure, they were all ruined by this horrific storm.
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By Darren Boyle for MailOnline. The shocking double tragedy of a D-Day rehearsal exercise 75 years ago this weekend has been remembered in a new book. More than 1, Allied soldiers were killed over two days off Slapton Sands in Devon, a disaster that was kept hidden by the authorities for decades.