Sedimentary Environments: Shoreline and shoreface deposits

J. Howell*

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A shoreline is the interface between a standing body of water, typically the sea, and a landmass. Over geological time, shorelines are highly transient features and the depositional and erosional systems associated with them are extremely dynamic. The shoreface sensu stricto is defined as the zone that lies between the low tidemark and the fair weather wave base (the maximum depth at which everyday wave movements affect the seabed)...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Geology
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780123693969
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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