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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Coastal Geomorphology of High Latitudes

One of the illustrations from the paper, showing that in the inner reaches of Hudson Bay, which is where the central and thickest part of the Laurentide ice sheet was located, the land is still rising at about a metre per century.  The coastline there is a good place to invest in real estate, since your assets keep on expanding.....

 Multiple raised beaches on a shoreline on Hudson Bay -- a classic illustration of what happens when a shoreline is rising inexorably......

Further to my recent note about Researchgate and the publication of assorted old research papers of mine which have previously not been available in digital formats, this one might be of interest to geomorphology / high latitude buffs:

Coastal Geomorphology of High Latitudes
Brian John, David E Sugden
Progress in Geography 7 (1975), pp 53-132.   01/1975; 7:53-132.

David and I were asked to do this for the PIG series, which published up-to-date summaries of geographical research findings with the intention of keeping the research / teaching community up to speed on developments.  As far as I know, although it is somewhat dated, this is still the most comprehensive review of the factors that affect coastal development on the high-latitude coasts (Arctic and Antarctic) of the world.

You can either read the article online, or download it -- but because it is a hefty piece of work (more than 80 pages), that might take some time.......

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