Recent and Late Quaternary changes in water level

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Abstract

Past GEOP conferences have focused on such topics as ocean and earth tides and vertical movements and on various other aspects of earth dynamics. In GEOP 7, several of these topics were brought together in considering the classes of problems and processes that arise in coastal areas related to water level. Those who have been following the GEOP conference series in EOS or who have attended a number of the conferences will have noted the complex interdependence of solid earth and oceanic dynamics, with the themes of deformation and movement interwoven throughout the various disciplines and specializations of geodesy, geology, climatology, and geophysics—which is the physical ecology of the earth, if you like. On the coasts these interrelationships are most forcefully and dramatically evident.

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