coastal explorer
coastal explorer
Images of the east coast


Although we try to make things as easy to use as possible this is a very complex website and at times you may find yourself lost or confused. The following sections will help you with any issues that you may come across. If you are still having trouble please email us. We are happy to help.


Measuring Cliff Erosion Rates

video tutorialThe Coastal Mapper interface allows you to estimate property life expectancies using average cliff erosion rates. Click here to access Coastal Mapper

First time users of the site may find this difficult, to aid users a simple instruction manual has been produced:

Cliff erosion ratesBy clicking on the following link you can view a short video of the process. Click here to access Video. [requires Adobe Flash player-see below]
Alternatively you can view the instructions at a text document. Click here to access Document [pdf: 3.5mb].

Cliff erosion rates are recorded at over one hundred designated points along the East Yorkshire Coast. The rates shown are an average rate in meters per year. Click Here to access cliff erosion rates table

Beach Profiles
As part of the East Riding of Yorkshire council's programme of coastal monitoring over 100 beach profiles are taken. These profiles have been grouped by geographical area. The following help files show how to find a beach profile and view the information attached to it.
Click Here to access beach profiles data video
Download the beach profiles data pdf

Advanced Data
The Coastal Mapper also allows you access to the Council's detailed beach monitoring data. At each of the main defended frontages and several other sites of particular interest the Council carries out a six monthly survey of their beach levels. These surveys rely upon GPS equipment to collect data on a closely spaced grid so that an accurate model of the beach surface is recorded. These Digital Terrain Models (DTM's) can be used to show simple beach level contours or when compared to previous surveys how beach levels have changed over time. This data is available for Bridlington, Barmston, Hornsea, Mappleton, Tunstall, Withernsea, Easington and Spurn.
Click Here to access advanced data video
Download the advanced data pdf

Important content is available to all on this website regardless of whether you have the latest plugins or fancy software. But sometimes we do like to use other technologies to enhance the text or illustrate.

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