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Landscapes from the waves—Marine terraces of California

March 8, 2018

Many coastlines around the world have stair-step landforms, known as marine terraces. Marine terraces make up a large part of coastal California’s landscape—from San Diego to Crescent City. Find out how these landscapes form, why marine terraces are of interest to scientists, and where you can explore these landscapes.

Publication Year 2018
Title Landscapes from the waves—Marine terraces of California
DOI 10.3133/fs20183002
Authors Marjorie S. Schulz, Corey Lawrence, Daniel R. Muhs, Carol S. Prentice, Sam Flanagan
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2018-3002
Index ID fs20183002
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Research Program - Western Branch