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Coastal Erosion at Happisburgh. (Pronounced Haysbro).

Although now a coastal village, Happisburgh was once some distance from the sea, parted from the coast by the parish of Whimpwell, long since eroded away. Historic records indicate that over 250 m of land were lost between 1600 and 1850. The cliffs at Happisburgh range in height from 6 to 10 m and are composed of a layer-cake sequence of several glacial tills, separated by beds of stratified silt, clay and sand. Rapid erosion of the cliffs at Happisburgh means that we can observe processes that for other sites may normally take thousands of years.

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2012
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    by Amelia Heath
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2012/03/17 15:13:42
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 41.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash