Fieldtrip: Coastal Erosion

Members of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes research group visited the coastal cliffs and platforms along southern Ireland (Co. Cork) in April. We were accompanied by Professor Devoy (UCC) and Dr. Chevalier. We are spoilt for choice in selecting field sites for Ph.D candidate Niamh Cullen’s work. There is a significant variation in platform morphology with geological structure playing an important role.

Looking out to sea. From left: Niamh Cullen, Dr. Bourke, Professor Devoy, Dr Chevalier.

Looking out to sea.
From left: Niamh Cullen, Dr. Bourke, Professor Devoy, Dr Chevalier. Image by Ankit Verma

Rockfalls along the Cork coastline.

Rockfalls along the Cork coastline.

Quaternary deposits over coastal platforms in Co. Cork

Quaternary deposits over coastal platforms in Co. Cork

Niamh Cullen checking out potential sites

Niamh Cullen checking out potential sites

Gorgeous day for coastal fieldwork in Co. Cork

Gorgeous day for coastal fieldwork in Co. Cork. Image by Ankit Verma

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