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By H. J. Walker (auth.), H. Jesse Walker (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400929994

ISBN-13: 9789400929999

ISBN-10: 9401078475

ISBN-13: 9789401078474

This quantity is the results of an initiative of the fee at the Coastal setting of the foreign Geographical Union. The preliminary inspiration from which the plan has proceeded was once provided on the twenty fourth foreign Geographical Congress in Japan in 1980. AUTHORSHIP AND insurance all the articles during this quantity were written by means of experts accustomed to the coastal phase mentioned. approximately all were ready through voters of the rustic (and, for that topic, even each one subregion) thought of. relating to exceptions (e.g. Suriname), the authors have carried out fieldwork at the coast of the rustic they deal with. on the way to shield the "on-the-spot" integrity of the quantity, it used to be determined to not fill within the blanks alongside the world's beach with library researched chapters. hence, assurance is variable. approximately each coastal state in Europe is represented while for Africa and South the US there are significant gaps. additionally, there are 2 cases of overlap. in relation to England (with a coastline of approximately 3,000 km) a complementary bankruptcy on Lincolnshire (with a coastline of simply one hundred fifty five km) is incorporated. the opposite case is the final article at the Baltic Coast of the USSR that's supported by way of chapters on Estonia and Lithuania.

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30 area at L. 63 0 N. From there it falls to 160 to 220 m within a broad uplifted archipelago zone at the northern end of the Bothnian Bay. Along the west coast the highest shoreline rises from 50 m in the northwestern part of Scania to about 170 m at the Norwegian border. The inland ice produced a till cover of variable texture and thickness and glaciofluvial sediments of two distinctive types: (1) sandy and coarser sediments that were deposited in ice tunnels and at the mouths of tunnels and in meltwater channels forming deltas and eskers and (2) suspended silt and clay that were deposited below sea level and in ice-dammed lakes.

The landfall of the Statplpe plpellne at Kalst~, the lsland of to the geomorphologlcal processes taklng place along the coast of Norway. The artlflclal structures are not used to control llttoral processes but are elther moles protectlng harbours agalnst storm-waves, one dyke defendlng agrlcultural land, 011 yards, or causeways. , 1982. ' Norsk geogr. Tldsskr. 36, 129-152. ~__~_, 1983. ' Northeast Scotland coastal fleld guide and ieoiraphical essays, 145-150. Photo 1. Fiord delta with power plant and gravel aining.

Arctic shores are almost uninhabited, although there are small settlements in most estuaries that are navigable by large ships (Fig. 1). Appended to the southern end of the Barents Sea is the White Sea upon which is located Archangelsk, a city slightly larger than Murmansk. WHITE SEA The White Sea (95,000 km 2 in area) has a very intricate configuration (Fig. 1). It is connected with the Barents Sea by a wide strait from which Mezen Bay stretches to the southeast. The strait narrows to the south where it forms the "throat" of the White Sea.

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