Table 5

Covehithe cliffs: predicted future recession rates for three scenarios. (Note: Sea-level rise is an additional increment).

ScenarioHistoricalrecession rate(m a−1)Sea-level risefactorWinter rainfallfactorBeach levelfactorCliff toe factorFuturerecession rate(m a−1)
‘Best case’6.770.0130.951.01.06.4
‘Best estimate’6.770.2881.051.01.07.4
‘Worst case’6.770.4261.051.251.09.4