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Tasmania

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Ellison, JC, Tasmania, Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms, Springer, Bird, EFC (ed), Netherlands, pp. 1395-1402. ISBN 9781402086380 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

Abstract

While the main island of Tasmania lies between 39 40ʹ and 43 20ʹ S, this only island state of Australia extends nearly to the Victoria coastline because it includes the large Bass Strait Islands of King and Flinders, as well as 233 smaller islands (Brothers et al. 2001) and the southern outlier Macquarie Island at 54 30' S. As an island state Tasmania has more coastline per unit land area than others, with a total coastal length of 6,473 km, excluding Macquarie Island, and no location more than 115 km from the coast. The main island coastline, some 2,236 km in length, exhibits strong contrasts in environmental geomorphology in response to wide variations in geological structure and exposure.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Ellison, JC (Dr Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:86647
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-10-07
Last Modified:2013-10-08
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