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The rock coast of the British Isles: Weathering and biogenic processes

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An abundance of moisture, salts and organic life make rock coasts a unique weathering environment. Here, mechanical and chemical processes act to break down rocks alongside the influence of waves, tides and geological factors. Organisms concurrently break down (bioweathering and bioerosion) and protect (bioprotection) coastal rocks in direct and indirect ways, enhancing or impeding other inorganic modes of decay. Some species also build physical structures (bioconstruction) that have geomorph...

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Published
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10.1144/M40.5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Coombes, M
Grant:
10-1180
Publisher:
Geological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Geological Society Memoir Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
57-76
Publication date:
2014-07-25
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EISSN:
2041-4722
ISSN:
0435-4052
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565369
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2015-12-17

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