Erosion of British southern sea cliffs

Comparing isotopic measurements and a coastal evolution model of chalk cliffs on Great Britain’s southern coast, researchers found that the retreat rate for the East Sussex cliffs rose from a range of 2-6 centimeters per year throughout much of the Holocene to 22-32 centimeters per year during the last 150 years, findings that could inform predictive models of future coastal change. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-13044: “Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain,” by Martin D. Hurst, Dylan H. Rood, Michael A. Ellis, Robert S. Anderson, and Uwe Dornbusch.