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TitleGlaciated coasts
AuthorForbes, D L
SourceTreatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science; by Wolanski, E (ed.); McLusky, D S (ed.); vol. 3, 2011 p. 223-243
Year2011
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20090425
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; marine geology; coastal environment; coastal studies; coastal erosion; sea level changes; sea level fluctuations; erosion; shorelines; shoreline changes; sedimentation; glacial deposits; glacial erosion; glacial history
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; plots
ProgramProgram Management - Climate Change Science, Climate Change Geoscience
AbstractGlaciated coasts encompass all those that are now affected by glacial ice or have been at some time since the Last Glacial Maximum. Glacial coasts are the tidewater ice margins of ice sheets, ice shelves, and outlet glaciers. Proglacial coasts are those that are actively receiving outwash sediment. Paraglacial coasts are those in which the coastal evolution is strongly influenced by the effects of past glaciation, most importantly through the dominance of sediment supply from glacigenic deposits by fluvial or coastal reworking. The coastal geomorphology in paraglacial settings may be strongly influenced by the topographic imprint of glacial erosion, and by the distribution and availability of glacigenic deposits.
GEOSCAN ID261750