Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Landmass

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1331

A landmass is an area of land elevated above sea level during a geologic period that was subject to erosion. Based on the characteristics of the strata, coastline changes and sediments produced by denudation, the existence of the landmass can be determined. A landmass can be a microcontinent or a continent.

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