3.1.2.3-Coastal Landscape Development- Sea level change

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  • Created on: 20-04-18 10:26

Landscapes of sea-level change

  • Changes in sea level take place over time due to sea temperatures being colder or warmer than the present, or relative changes in land levels. 

Eustatic change may result from a fall in sea level due to a new glacial period, when water is held as ice. This explains why during previous glacial periods the English Channel was dry land. At the end of a glacial period, the ice on land melts and global sea level rise again. 

Isostatic change arises from changes in the relationship of land to sea. During a glacial period, as ice collects on the land…

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