Coastal Processes at East Coast Park Singapore

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An
 Investigation
 Into
 Coastal
 Processes
 At
 East
 Coast
 Park
  Introduction
  What
 is
 the
 aim
 ?
  To
 investigate
 the
 processes
 that
 shape
 the
 coastline
 of
 the
 beach
 at
 East
 Coast
 Park
 ,
 Singapore. What
 is
 the
 hypothesis
 ?
  The
 hypothesis
 for
 this
 study
 was
 that
 “natural
 processes
 are
 the
 only
 processes
 shaping
 the
 coastline
 at
 East
 Coast
  Park” Where
 was
 the
 0ieldwork
 carried
 out
 ?
  This
 >ieldwork
 was
 carried
 out
 in
 the
 city
 state
 of
 Singapore
 
 .Located
 just
 1º
 above
 the
 equator
 ,
 ,
 the
 nation
 is
 an
 island
  country
 in
 South
 East
 Asia
 surrounded
 by
 Malaysia,
 Indonesia
 and
 Borneo
 .
  East
 Coast
 Park
 itself
 is
 one
 of
 Singapore’s
 most
 frequented
 outdoor
 destinations
 .
 Miles
 of
 bicycle
 and
 walking
 paths
 ,
 food
  courts
 ,
 barbecue
 pits
 and
 man-­‐made
 Singaporean
 beaches
 await
 those
 who
 arrive
 here.
 These
 beaches
 have
 cement
  breakwaters
 along
 the
 coastline
 to
 reduce
 the
 effects
 of
 longshore
 drift.
  At
 East
 Coast
 Park
 ,
 the
 two
 beaches
 from
 where
 we
 gathered
 data
 were
 Beach
 22
 (
 AKA
 Beach
 1)
 and
 a
 beach
 adjacent
 to
 BBQ
  Pit
 65F(
 AKA
 Beach
 2)
 
 .
 Data
 was
 taken
 at
 two
 separate
 points
 at
 each
 of
 these
 sites(A
 and
 B).
 Below
 is
 a
 map
 of
 these
 beaches
  and
 co-­‐ordinates
 of
 the
 sites.

Co-­‐ordinates
 :
  B1A=
 012748(red
 cross)
  B1B=
 012748(red
 circle
 with
 dot) B2A=
 012814(red
 cross) B2B=
 012814(red
 circle
 with
 dot) Why
 was
 this
 hypothesis
 studied
 ?
  This
 hypothesis
 was
 studied
 to
 in
 order
 to
 enable
 its
 students
 to
 investigate
 the
 sheer
 scope
 of
 processes
 that
 affect
 the
 shape
  of
  a
 coastline
 .
 Having
  divided
 the
  hypothesis
 into
 natural
 and
  man-­‐made
  processes
 ,
 the
 students
 were
  not
  enforced
 to
 have
  any
 restrictions
 on
 the
 processes
 they
 investigate
 and
 as
 a
 result
 ,
 the
  students
 of
 the
 hypothesis
 would
 have
 ended
 up
 having
  a
 more
 complete
 knowledge
 of
 the
 processes
 affecting
 East
 Coast
 Park
 .
  Predictions
 for
 Coastal
 Processes East
 Coast
 Park’s
 beaches
 were
 built
 on
  land
 reclaimed
 from
 the
 ocean
 .
 This
 man-­‐made
  nature
 of
 the
 beach
 gives
 indication
 of
  the
  fact
  the
  man
  made
  processes
  should
  technically
  affect
  the
  beach
  as
  much
  ,
  if
  not
  more
  ,
  than
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