By H. J. Walker (auth.), H. Jesse Walker (eds.)
This quantity is the results of an initiative of the fee at the Coastal surroundings of the foreign Geographical Union. The preliminary notion from which the plan has proceeded used to be offered on the twenty fourth foreign Geographical Congress in Japan in 1980. AUTHORSHIP AND insurance all the articles during this quantity were written via experts acquainted with the coastal section mentioned. approximately all were ready via voters of the rustic (and, for that subject, even every one subregion) thought of. in relation to exceptions (e.g. Suriname), the authors have carried out fieldwork at the coast of the rustic they deal with. so as to safeguard the "on-the-spot" integrity of the quantity, it was once determined to not fill within the blanks alongside the world's beach with library researched chapters. therefore, insurance is variable. approximately each coastal nation in Europe is represented while for Africa and South the USA there are significant gaps. furthermore, there are 2 cases of overlap. with regards to England (with a coastline of approximately 3,000 km) a complementary bankruptcy on Lincolnshire (with a coastline of simply one hundred fifty five km) is integrated. the opposite case is the final article at the Baltic Coast of the USSR that's supported by means of chapters on Estonia and Lithuania.
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1977. ' Proceedings of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences 4. , 1974. Sciences, Tallinn. Marine coasts of Estonia. Estonian Academy of 9. ESTONIAN SSR E. Martin and K. Orviku Institute of Geology Estonia Boulevard Academy of Sciences Tallinn 200101 Estonian SSR INTRODUCTION The Estonian coastal zone developed over the last 10,000 years by the progradation and accretion of sediments caused by various transgressions and regressions of the Baltic Sea. The length of the Estonian coastline is about 3,780 km, of which 1,240 km of the shoreline is continental, and 2,540 km is insular.
This coast contains the large port of Gothenburg, several ship yards, and a large number of fishing villages and yachting marinas. Among the coasts with the lowest percentage of artificial shores are the northern Baltic Archipelago coast (El) with only 3%, the Baltic coastal plain (G) with 5%, and the island of ~land (F) with 4%. The two latter coasts belong to a genuine rural part of the country, as does the southern part of the Baltic Archipelago coast. PHYSICAL PLANNING Coasts are among Sweden's most important recreation areas.
Norrman and U. Erlingsson Department of Physical Geography University of Uppsala Uppsala S-751 22 Sweden INTRODUCTION Nowhere in the landscape of Sweden is the competition between commercial, industrial, and recreational interests and the ancient Swedish principle of man's right to free access, so strong as it is along the coast. Only by physical planning and by enacting strict building regulations has it been possible to save unspoiled shores for future generations. REGIONAL COASTAL MORPHOLOGY The coasts of Sweden are those along the Skagerak and Kattegat forming part of the North Sea, the Oresund, the Baltic Sea, the Aland Strait, and the Bothnian Sea and Bay.
Artificial Structures and Shorelines by H. J. Walker (auth.), H. Jesse Walker (eds.)