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Unformatted text preview: Occurs as water shoals Wave energy is focused or concentrated o headlands Tends to straighten irregular coastlines over time. Emergent vs. Submergent o Emergent Coasts marine terrace Coast is rising relative to sea level. o Submergent Coasts Coast is sinking relative to seal level. o Tectonic activity can move land up or down making it emergent or submergent. Effect is local o Isostatic change loading or unloading of land surface usually by glacial ise. Effect is local. o Eustatic change change in seal level usually linked to climate change. Effect is global. o Effect on a coastline is usually the result of a combination of factors. We are sconday erosional emergent....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course OCN 101 taught by Professor Yon during the Fall '07 term at Palomar.
- Fall '07