Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Oceanic Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1769

An oceanic landscape is a geomorphic landscape that is formed by marine erosion and deposition, including erosional landforms such as sea cliffs, sea stacks, sea caves, abrasion terraces and sea chasms; depositional landforms such as marine beaches, headlands, sand spits, sand bars, gravel embankments, shingle beaches and shell dykes; and various island reef landscapes. Marine geomorphic landscapes are valuable for investigating coastal changes and are also important for tourism. Many tourist destinations, especially vacation resorts, are built on marine landforms.

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