Table 1

Cliff recession rates for Suffolk cliffs (from Halcrow Group Ltd 2001a).

Cliff sectionAverage annualrecession rate1(m a−1) (1884–1976)Predictedrecession (m)(1991–1999)Actual recession(m)1(1991–1999)Average annualrecession rate(m a−1) (1991–1999)Percentage difference(actual andpredicted recession1991–1999)
Benacre cliffs4.7437.91577.13150
Covehithe cliffs4.5836.61648.0175
Easton Woods cliffs4.2433.9191.1227
Easton Broad cliffs3.8530.78587.25188
Easton Bavents cliffs3.0024.0091.1238
  • 1Recession at cliff erosion profile along the cliff section with the largest recorded recession.