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1 September 2016 COVER PHOTOGRAPH AND FRONT MATTER: MAN O'WAR BAY ALONG THE JURASSIC COAST OF DORSETT, SOUTHERN ENGLAND

Man O'War Bay along the Jurassic Coast of Dorsett, southern England.

The Jurassic Coast is a designated World Heritage Site along the English Channel coast of southern England. Stretching a distance of nearly 155 km, this segment of coastline provides over 180 million years of coastal geologic history through the presence of Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous cliffs. The coast is also unique in that stretches of both concordant and discordant shorelines can be found, along with a plethora of coastal landforms. For example, in Man O’War Bay, as shown above, the limestone has been tilted up so forcefully by regional folding and faulting that a nearly vertical orientation now exists at this location. Of particular interest is that this resistant bed of limestone results in forming an offshore barrier, partially protecting the Bay from wave attack and erosion. (Photograph taken 30 September 2015 by Gary Griggs, University of California, Santa Cruz [UCSC], Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.)

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"COVER PHOTOGRAPH AND FRONT MATTER: MAN O'WAR BAY ALONG THE JURASSIC COAST OF DORSETT, SOUTHERN ENGLAND," Journal of Coastal Research 32(5), (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.2112/1551-5036-32.5.ii
Published: 1 September 2016
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