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Applied Coastal Geomorphology by J. A. Steers

By J. A. Steers

This quantity is a set of papers, preceded by means of an introductory essay, on coastal physiography. the entire authors have made major contributions to the topic. they're of alternative nationalities and the papers are, intentionally, now not all contemporary ones. during this ebook emphasis has been laid totally on issues that are of basic instead of neighborhood or maybe nearby worth. for instance, Dr. Jelgersma's paper offers an account of contemporary fluctuations of sea point and is a most precious precis of the various hypotheses facing this complicated subject. Zenkovich's paper serves as an creation to Russian paintings on coastal physiography and consistent with Bruun's paper serves as an exceptional precis of the industrial purposes for coastal research."Contents: Sea-level adjustments over the last 10,000 Years, " S. Jelgersma; "The major Post-glacial Raised coastline of Western Scotland from the Firth of Lorne to Loch Broom, " S. B. McCann; "Trend floor Mapping of Raised shores, " S. B. McCann and R. J. Chorley; "Marking seashore fabrics for Tracing Experiments, " C. Kidson and A. P. Carr; "A concept of the advance of Accumulation types within the Coastal quarter, " V. P. Zenkovich; "The dating among Wave occurrence, Wind course and seashore adjustments at Marsden Bay, County Durham, " Cuchlaine A. M. King; "The impact of Rock buildings on sea coast and Cliff improvement round Tintagel, North Cornwall, " Gilbert Wilson; "The type of Nantasket seashore, " Douglas W. Johnson and William G. Reed, Jr.; "Methods of Correlating Cultural continues to be with phases of Coastal improvement, " William G. McIntire; "Coastal study and its fiscal Justification, " in line with Bruun.

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SE. The vertical clean-cut cliff walls of Sangstrup Klint and Karleby Klint form the abrupt limit of the land mass of Djursland here at the north-east corner of the peninsula. In the lower parts of the cliffs wave-cut caves are proofs of the force of marine attack. The abrasion plane cut in the limestone is overstrewn with boulders that are being washed out from the fallen parts of moraine masses which cover the glacially smoothed surface of the limestone beds. The Coastline of Djursland 37 In the breaker zone these boulders are eroding potholes in the wavecut platform, an illustration of the dynamics of abrasion.

Bay closing stages. Strands Gunger. a. ). b. Mature closing stage. Spit complex under growth before the elevated Stone Age cliff shoreline. Surveying 1954. c. Former bay, filled up by vegetational growth, sedimentation of finegrained material and upheaval of land but without beach ridge development until now. B. Stavsore. d. Northern part of the simplified Helgenres west coast. e. /. Left: Old spit complex structures in the coastal plain. Right: Recurved spits in the growing stage. C. Begtrup Vig, localisation map (cf.

The Coastline of Djursland 37 In the breaker zone these boulders are eroding potholes in the wavecut platform, an illustration of the dynamics of abrasion. Surface forms caused by the chemical solvent action of sea water may have some effect too; shallow depressions along the fissure lines of the chalk might be explained in this way. In Djursland limestone cliffs are only to be seen at this locality, but they are typical elements of the coastal landscapes of Denmark, particularly in the eastern part of the country, where the limestone cliff dimensions are greater than here.

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