Beach Cliff Erosion - Before and After the January 2001 Storm

21 December 2000
12 January 2001
In the left image, a small talus cone of siltstone fragments has accumulated at the base of the clif, and the siltstone in the clif is soft and weathered. In the right image, the talus cone and much cliff rock have been removed by the January 2001 storm waves, exposing fresh bedrock. Cobbles at the base of the cliff were probably instrumental in the cliff abrasion process. ©AGS2001

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