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cuspate foreland

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
cuspate foreland

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Large, triangular area of coastal deposition, which is dominated by many shingle ridges, and is often terminated landward by poorly drained terrain. It is the result of a long episode of local marine aggradation under wave advance from two dominant directions. Dungeness, on the south coast of England, is a typical example....

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