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Processes on a glacier-dominated coast, Alaska

Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband
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Abstract

The 500 km long Gulf of Alaska coastline between Cape Suckling and Cape Spencer can be characterized by constant rapid change in an environment of glaciers, stormy climate, high relief, and extreme oceanographic parameters. During a more than 200-year history of observation, bays have completely filled with sediment, new bays have appeared, glaciers have advanced and retreated as much as 40 km, streams have been captured, and spits have grown as much as 10 km in length, earthquakes have uplifted the coast as much as 15 m, and in general, few features have been static. More than 250 km of coastline have undergone erosion and retreat, with maximum retreat exceeding 4 km at Icy Bay.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Processes on a glacier-dominated coast, Alaska
Series title Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband
Volume 57
Issue 4
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher Schweizerbart Science Publishers
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 13 p.
First page 141
Last page 153
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Gulf of Alaska
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N