Coastal Lowlands: Geology and Geotechnology by James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts (auth.), W. J. M. van der

By James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts (auth.), W. J. M. van der Linden, S. A. P. L. Cloetingh, J. P. K. Kaasschieter, W. J. E. van de Graaff, J. Vandenberghe, J. A. M. van der Gun (eds.)

Coastal Lowlands by way of advantage in their place around the boundary of land and sea belong to the earth's such a lot dynamic structures. this can be precise within the actual, i. e. geological and organic, up to within the cultural and social feel. even if the nearness to the ocean was once and nonetheless is fraught with risk coastal lowlands have consistently attracted human curiosity, delivering tough chance, keeping the promise of ecocnomic company. Coastal lowlands, particularly the place rivers input the area, are the cradles of significant civilisations and there, of outdated, populations reached maximum densities. for example, Dutch historical past is a story of human fight and endeavour with and opposed to the ocean. Dutch 'low landers' wrestled their land from the ocean, in flip the ocean cast a kingdom of self sustaining fishermen, navigators, farmers and investors who equipped their cities and ships on the borders of the North and Zuyder Seas. As lowlands subside and sea point rises, it sounds as if nowadays at an expanding cost, challenge approximately this surroundings world-wide can be emerging. It definitely used to be applicable and well timed for the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands while celebrating its seventy fifth birthday to arrange and contact jointly a symposium, focussing recognition at the geology and geotechnology of coastal lowlands; geology to raised comprehend their formation and evolution, geotechnology to raised deal with and harvest assets up to guard a special and the most important environment.

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The 'high subarctic wetland region' (SH) has continuous permafrost except at the coast. Lichen-dominated, treed bogs and peat plateaus prevail. In drier areas, that is, on higher raised beach ridges, or on river levees, woodlands occur, primarily of black spruce (Picea mariana), white spruce (Picea glauca near the coast) with, locally, some balsam fir, trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), balsam poplar (Populus balsifera) and white birch (Betula papirifera). 32 Q) 0. ) c fl Permafrost 0 ~ Non-peat Wetlands Ul "C ~ "E Q) ~ Q) a..

The 'high subarctic wetland region' (SH) has continuous permafrost except at the coast. Lichen-dominated, treed bogs and peat plateaus prevail. In drier areas, that is, on higher raised beach ridges, or on river levees, woodlands occur, primarily of black spruce (Picea mariana), white spruce (Picea glauca near the coast) with, locally, some balsam fir, trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), balsam poplar (Populus balsifera) and white birch (Betula papirifera). 32 Q) 0. ) c fl Permafrost 0 ~ Non-peat Wetlands Ul "C ~ "E Q) ~ Q) a..

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