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Encyclopedia > Submergent coastline

In earth science a submergent coastline is a coastline which has experienced a rise in sea level, either due to a global sea level change, or local subsidence. Submergent coastlines are identifiable by their submerged, or "drowned" landforms, such as rias (drowned valleys) and fjords. The Baltic coastline, the eastern United States around Chesapeake Bay and southern England are famous submergent coastlines.

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Coast (1087 words)
The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean.
A coastline is properly, a line on a map indicating the disposition of a coast but the word is often used to refer to the coast itself.
submergent coastline - coast has fallen or sea level has risen from previous level.
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