Physical Landscapes in the UK
AQA GCSE Geography
You will study 2 topics from coastal landscapes in the Uk, river landscapes in the UK and glacial landscapes in the UK.
The UK has a range of diverse landscapes.
The coast is shaped by a number of physical processes.
Wave types and characteristics – constructive and destructive waves
Distinctive coastal landforms are the result of rock type, structure and physical processes:
Different management strategies can be used to protect coastlines from the effects of physical processes
The costs and benefits of the following management strategies:
An example of a coastal management scheme (Mappleton | Hornsea | Lyme Regis) in the UK to show:
The shape of river valleys changes as rivers flow downstream:
Distinctive fluvial landforms result from different physical processes:
Different management strategies can be used to protect river landscapes from the effects of flooding:
An example of a flood management scheme (Boscastle | Jubilee River | Banbury) in the UK to show:
Ice was a powerful force in shaping the physical landscape of the UK:
Distinctive glacial landforms result from different physical processes:
Glaciated upland areas provide opportunities for different economic activities, and management strategies can be used to reduce land use conflicts:
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