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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Is the coastline shown on the Eastport map predominantly erosional or depositional? What features support your answer? Is this a coastline of submergence or emergence?

To determine

Whether the coastline shown on the Eastport map is predominantly erosional or depositional, explanation with supporting features, and whether this is a coastline of submergence or emergence.

Explanation

Eastport is located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. This area is a part of Atlantic coastal plain and has a low relief of its coastal areas. The long narrow, elongated coastal landform features is barrier beach, and it is separated from the mainland by water bodies.

Barrier beaches are elongated depositional coastal landforms that are formed parallel to the mainland...

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