How Do Storms Affect Coastlines?
ES1608  Introduction

Earth's hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere meet and interact along coastlines. Elements of the biosphere (humans) are sometimes involved as well. The current shape of every coastline is the result of these interactions.

  !   Click each image to see a larger view. As you explore the images, consider how interactions among Earth's spheres control the shape of the coastline.

1. Identify several factors that control the shape and character of coastlines.

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