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Q: California Geology ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: California Geology
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: baynzer-ga
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Posted: 06 Sep 2006 14:04 PDT
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Question ID: 762809
What is a coastal bluff
Subject: Re: California Geology
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 06 Sep 2006 14:52 PDT
Hi baynzer,

I found a definition of "coastal bluff" for you:

What is a coastal bluff?
...a coastal bluff is defined as a steep shoreline slope formed in
sediment (loose material such as clay, sand, and gravel) that has
three feet or more of vertical elevation just above the high tide
line. Cliffs or slopes in bedrock (ledge) surfaces are not bluffs and
are not subject to significant erosion in a century or more. Beaches
and dunes do not form bluffs, except along the seaward dune edge as a
result of erosion. The map sidebar [at the link below] contains
additional information describing coastal bluffs..."

Explanation from Coastal Bluffs Map
There's a couple images here, they did take a while to load, be patient.

Hope this helps!


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