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Introduction

  • Eric BirdEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Abstract

This chapter defines cliffs and bluffs and outlines where they occur on the world’s coastlines. They have been cut in various geological formations, and have taken shape as a sequel to a world-wide sea level rise.

Keywords

Marine Transgression Coastal Cliff Coastal Slope Marine Process Polish Coast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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