By J. A. Steers

This quantity is a set of papers, preceded by means of an introductory essay, on coastal physiography. all of the 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 booklet emphasis has been laid totally on concerns that are of normal instead of neighborhood or maybe neighborhood price. for instance, Dr. Jelgersma's paper provides an account of modern fluctuations of sea point and is a most valuable precis of the several hypotheses facing this advanced subject. Zenkovich's paper serves as an creation to Russian paintings on coastal physiography and consistent with Bruun's paper serves as a good precis of the commercial 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 seashores, " S. B. McCann and R. J. Chorley; "Marking seashore fabrics for Tracing Experiments, " C. Kidson and A. P. Carr; "A idea of the advance of Accumulation kinds within the Coastal quarter, " V. P. Zenkovich; "The courting among Wave prevalence, Wind path and seashore adjustments at Marsden Bay, County Durham, " Cuchlaine A. M. King; "The effect of Rock constructions on sea coast and Cliff improvement round Tintagel, North Cornwall, " Gilbert Wilson; "The kind of Nantasket seashore, " Douglas W. Johnson and William G. Reed, Jr.; "Methods of Correlating Cultural is still with phases of Coastal improvement, " William G. McIntire; "Coastal learn and its financial Justification, " consistent with Bruun.

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These are well displayed on Sperm Whale Head (Fig. 2), where the older beach ridges, low and widely spaced, are in sharp contrast with the adjacent parabolic dunes which are locally more than 90 ft high. Soil profiles on the parabolic dunes are only a few feet deep compared with the ground-water podzols on the undisturbed beach ridges, and the Leptospermum laevigatum scrub and dune woodland on the parabolic dunes is in sharp contrast with the heath woodland on the older beach ridges. The evidence of soils and vegetation therefore confirms the idea that rearrangement into parabolic dunes took place after the original formation of low and widely spaced beach ridges on the inner barrier, and came to an end when a vegetation cover became re-established on the parabolic dunes.

LVII. GUILCHER, A. (1954) Morphologie littorale et sous-marine. - - et al. (1957) 'Les Cordons littoraux de la Rade de Brest', Extrait du Bull. d'information du Comite Central d'Oceanogr. et d'Etude des Cotes, IX (1). JESSEN, A. (1920) 'Stenalderhavets Udbredelse i det nordlige Jylland' [The extension of the Stone Age Sea (Tapes-Litorina Sea) in northern Jutland], D. G. , II Rk, no. 35. JOHNSON, D. W. (1919) Shore Processes and Shoreline Development. -G. (1951) Die Steilufer der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Ostseekiiste (Kiel).

Concerning extension of the former strait, see Fig. 2. VIII. The limestone cliffs At Formes, near the lighthouse, it is possible at low water to observe a wave-cut platform abraded in solid limestone with a thin veneer of beach deposits. This fact indicates the existence of the underground horst on which the localisation and existence of the Djursland peninsula depend. -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.

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