CSEC SBA Notes

NB: YOU ARE NOT TO COPY AND PASTE ANYTHING FROM THIS PAGE AS THIS WILL RESULT IN ZERO MARKS ON YOUR SBA.
 
Purpose of Study (as a question): What are the coastal features at Las Cuevas Bay, North Coast, Trinidad and which coastal processes contribute to their formation?

OBJECTIVES:

1. To identify the coastal features at Las Cuevas

2. To identify and explain the processes that have shaped these features

3. To explain how these these features may be influenced by such processes today

Location of study:

For the Location of study, you are to have THREE well drawn, well labelled maps.
1. Map of Trinidad showing location of study: this is a map of Trinidad with Key, Title, North sign, Scale. You are to HIGHLIGHT the area of study i.e. put a red dot (or whichever outstanding colour you have) on the area of study. Also show the water bodies around Trinidad, the three Ranges, Port of Spain and San Fernando.
2. Map of St. George's County highlighting Las Cuevas (given as download). Use the map (trinmap) of Trinidad showing the counties to draw St. George's county. Use MAP 2 LC to insert place names. ONLY ONE MAP IS TO BE DRAWN OF ST. GEORGE'S COUNTY.
3. Street map of area (will be given as download)

NB: ALL MAPS ARE TO BE HANDDRAWN NOT PRINTED ON A COMPUTER!!
All maps are NOT DRAWN TO SCALE.
 
Methodology: 
PLEASE WRITE THE METHODOLOGY IN YOUR OWN WORDS!!! 
HOW:
- Define Primary Data and Secondary Data
- Differentiate Quantitative and Qualitative Data
- Instruments used: ranging rods, paper and pen, camera, coloured pebbles, soft ball, ruler, measuring tape, callipers, recording sheets for wave frequency, wave height, wave direction.
- Students were divided into groups and given different aspects of the SBA to investigate. 
- A section of the coastline was sketched; a beach profile was sketched; longshore drift was observed; rock structure observed, wave frequency was recorded, wave height was recorded, wave direction was recorded.
- 3 sites were chosen and the methodology was carried out

WHEN:
Date: Friday 23rd October, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

WHERE: Las Cuevas Bay, North Coast, Trinidad.

 
PRESENTATION OF DATA
For the presentation of data, you will need to have the following 
- the field sketch showing the features (provided as a download below). This is to be HAND DRAWN
- Beach profiles using the data below for EACH site
- A diagram showing longshore drift and distance travelled using the data below
- Bar graphs or line graphs to show wave height and wave frequency
- Photos of the features at Las Cuevas

SITE ONE:
Beach width 21.2 metres
Weather: Sunny with partial cloud cover
Wind speed: 5 - 6 mph
Beach angle: Upslope angle: 1 degree        Downslope angle: 2 degrees
Reading no.                        Wave height
    1                                              60 cm
    2                                              65 cm
    3                                              60 cm
    4                                              50 cm
    5                                              47 cm
Wave Frequency:
(8+8+7+5+9+6+6+6+5+6) divided by 10

Longshore Drift
190+210+300+170+200

SITE TWO

 

Beach width: 37.8m

Upper slope: 3 degrees

Downward slope: 4 degrees

Wind direction: North East winds

Wave Direction: Westward

 

Reading number

Wave height (cm)

1

50

2

62.5

3

62

4

85

5

62.5

 

Average wave frequency:

(8+8+7+7+8+9+7+8+8+8) divided by 10

 

Beach material present:

Sand, shingle, pebbles, rocks, biosediments

 

Longshore drift:

405+250+425+338+392

 

SITE THREE

 

Beach width: 60.8 m

Upper Slope: 2 degrees

Downward slope: 1 degree

Windspeed: 5.5 mph

 

Reading number

Wave height (cm)

1

37.5

2

50

3

50

4

50

5

75

 

Average wave frequency:

(5+5+5+5+5+5+6+5+6+7) divided by 10

 Beach material present:

Sand, shingle, pebbles, rocks, biosediments, other (water)

Longshore Drift:

1060+950+1500+1000+740

Analysis and Discussion 
NB TO STUDENTS: Presentation of data is to be separated from Analysis and Discussion.
Restate the aim of study as a sentence.
Give reasons for the findings in the study. 
PLEASE REFER TO THE DIAGRAMS IN THE PRESENTATION OF DATA!
For this segment, DO NOT REPORT. 

NB: STUDENTS ARE TO WRITE UP THE ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANY COPYING WILL RESULT IN ZERO. PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM ANY WEB SITE, ALL WRITING SHOULD BE YOUR OWN!

Conclusion
Restate the aim of study as a sentence.
Summarize the findings of the SBA.
 
Bibliography:
1. Bleasdell, Sheldon et al. CSEC New Integrated Geography Caribbean Educational Publishers 2008
2. Phillips Certificate Atlas for the Caribbean The Royal Geographical Society 2011
3. Rahil, Vohn A.M. Complete Geography Course for CSEC Caribbean Educational Publishers 2010
4. Wilson, Mark The Caribbean Environment Fourth Edition Oxford University Press 2012

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