coastal plain


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coastal plain

[′kōs·təl ′plān]
(geology)
An extensive, low-relief area that is bounded by the sea on one side and by a high-relief province on the landward side. Its geologic province actually extends beyond the shoreline across the continental shelf; it is linked to the stable part of a continent on the trailing edge of a plate. Typically, it has strata that dip gently and uniformly toward the sea.
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This means the polar bear that uses the coastal plain to come off the ice and den.
Yet, the coastal plain remains without permanent Federal protection as wilderness, even though it is has the highest concentration of biological diversity in the Refuge.
Unfortunately the contractors preparing the right of way for the route commenced work without receiving final authorisation to do so, and the rock on which the inscription was located was bulldozed down the steep outer slope facing the coastal plain.
Stroke rates were higher in counties where soil depth to water table was between 20 and 59 inches, which is often the case for shallow water tables in the Coastal Plain.
Known Iron Age sites and probables identified from the air suggest that there was a farming settlement every 1km in the coastal plain area bounded by Alnmouth and the Simonside Hills, Morpeth and Corbridge and the River Tyne - similar to the agricultural landscape in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Therefore, expanding oil development could have significant negative cumulative effects on shorebirds breeding on the Arctic Coastal Plain.
A smaller coastal plain, backing into a high, rocky plateau, stretches along
One reason for evacuating citizens to Samaria in case of chemical attack is that the altitudes there are higher than in the coastal plain.
In addition, we wanted to explain differences, if any, between loggers in the mountain, piedmont, and coastal plain regions of Virginia.
The new agreement covers 850 square kilometres on the onshore RAK coastal plain and near the shore transition zone.
Historical accounts, museum specimens and incidental capture records place this species in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Upper Coastal Plain and the Lower Coastal Plain physiographic regions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (Handley, 1959; Clark, 1990; Menzel et al.
In the Coastal Plain region, which is managed by the state legislature, it is not addressed in regulation, and thus allowed by default.

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