• J. M. Skei
  • J. Molvaer


Fjords are found in high latitude coastlines as partly landlocked areas that overlie deep basins. According to Holtedahl (1975), a typical fjord is a relatively long and narrow, often curved or branched embayment with more or less steep sides and a considerable depth. The water depth is often greater than that on the adjacent continental shelf. As a class, fjords are deepest of all estuaries.


Coastal Water Mine Tailing Estuarine Circulation Fjord System Sill Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Skei
  • J. Molvaer
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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Water ResearchOslo 3Norway

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