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High Coast and Kvarken Archipelago, Finland and Sweden

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

The High Coast in Sweden and the Kvarken Archipelago in Finland are on opposite sides of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the northern part of the Baltic Sea. The area is continuously rising from the sea in a process of rapid glacio-isostatic uplift, whereby the land, previously weighed down under the weight of a glacier, lifts at rates that are among the highest in the world. This serial transboundary property serves as an outstanding example of dynamic ongoing geological processes forming the land and seascape, including interesting interactions with biological processes and ecosystem development. It is also an area for studying moraines.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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