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.
Potential temperature (Figure 2(a)) shows a strong daily cycle in the coastal plain, where temperature differences up to 5[degrees] per 100 km at noon could be observed.
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. Subsequent efforts to remove the bulldozed material, in the hope of finding the rock, even if in fragments, were unsuccessful.
In the introduction the authors explain that Georgia is divided into several geographic divisions, Sea Islands, Coastal Plain, Blue Ridge & Piedmont, and Valley & Ridge-Appalachian Plateau.
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. (Soils with water tables less than 20 inches deep are usually found in flood-prone areas near streams, rivers, or wetlands--sites that are generally unsuitable for residential use.) Links between stroke rate and soil drainage were also significant: Well-drained soils had a negative correlation (fewer strokes), while poorly drained soils were positively correlated (more strokes).
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
The pinchpoints occur where the mountain ranges of Wales come so close to the sea, there is either no coastal plain at all to take a road or a railway or where the little bit of coastal plain has already been built over.
Situated within the Morton National Park, near Ulladulla, Pigeon House is part of Australia's eastern mountainous escarpment which separates the coastal plain from the interior tableland.
In case of a war involving the possible use of chemical warheads, communities in Samaria could serve as a refuge for citizens escaping Israel's coastal plain and other regions, a new element in the ongoing national war drill shows.

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