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  HA 730-L North Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system text
The northern part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain is underlain by a wedge-shaped mass of semi-consolidated to unconsolidated sediments that thickens toward the ocean and restson a surface of crystalline rock (fig.
Throughout much of the coastal area, the surficial aquifer is recognized as a principal aquifer not because of its potential to yield large volumes of water, but because the underlying aquifers commonly contain saline water and their use is thus restricted.
In the western parts of the coastal plain of North Carolina and Virginia, the hydrochemical facies of water in the Chesapeake aquifer cannot be identified conclusively because data are too sparse.
capp.water.usgs.gov /gwa/ch_l/L-text3.html   (9687 words)

  South Carolina - MSN Encarta
South Carolina, one of the southern Atlantic coast states of the United States, bordered on the north by North Carolina; on the east and south-east by the Atlantic Ocean; and on the south-west and west by Georgia.
The southern part of the Coastal Plain is fringed by the Sea Islands, separated from the mainland by salt marshes, lagoons, and sounds.
The inner edge of the Coastal Plain, which passes through the city of Columbia, is called the fall line.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571763/South_Carolina.html   (687 words)

 Georgia Geography - NETSTATE
The central piedmont extends south and southeast from the mountains and levels to a coastal plain and coastal flatlands.
Atlantic Coastal Plain: The Atlantic Coastal Plain is part of the Atlantic Plain that stretches from Massachusetts to the Florida peninsula and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Similar to the flat landscape of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the flat East Gulf Coastal Plain's soil is less sandy.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/ga_geography.htm   (1001 words)

 Carolina Bays in the upland gravels of Virginia
In a broad study of upland gravels of the southern part Of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Doering (1960) correlated the gravels west of the Fell Zone in Virginia with the early Pleistocene Citronelle Formation of the eastern Gulf Coast region.
The regional stratigraphy and structure of the eastern Coastal Plain of the York-James Peninsula is summarized in Bick and Coch (1969) and in Johnson (1969).
The 120-foot plain (terrace) is extensively dissected because of its greater age and its proximity to both the York River and the Chickahominy River.
abob.libs.uga.edu /bobk/cbayvirg.html   (8519 words)

 Coastal Plain province | The Geology of Virginia
The topography of the Coastal Plain is a terraced landscape that stair-steps down to the coast and to the major rivers.
The Virginia Coastal Plain is underlain by a thick wedge of sediments that increases in thickness from a featheredge near the Fall Zone
Latest Tertiary and Quaternary sand, silt, and clay, which cover much of the Coastal Plain, were deposited during interglacial highstands of the sea under conditions similar to those that exist in the modern Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/pgs/coastal_plain.html   (435 words)

 NYC Regional Geology
In a geologic perspective, the coastal plain is continuous with the shallow continental shelf extending from the shoreline seaward to the break in slope along the outer continental shelf.
Along the Atlantic margin, the boundary between continental and oceanic crust are locked together, causing the two regions to behave as a single crustal plate.
This process is driven by several factors: 1) the continued cooling and condensing of the new crust beneath the margin of the continent; 2) the gradual isostatic readjustment of the crust to the additional weight of sedimentary deposits accumulating on the margin; and 3) the gradual dewatering and porosity reduction of the sediments.
3dparks.wr.usgs.gov /nyc/coastalplain/coastalplain.htm   (2375 words)

 Coastal Plain
The Coastal Plain is the youngest of Virginia's physiographic provinces, its rocks having been deposited after the Atlantic Ocean began to form early in the Mesozoic.
Where the softer sedimentary rocks of the Coastal Plain abut the more resistant metamorphic rocks of the Piedmont, a low escarpment is visible on the landscape.
Distinction may thus be made between that part of the Coastal Plain that is submerged, the continental shelf, and that that is exposed above sea level, merely known as the coastal plain.
www.runet.edu /~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG202/physprov/coastpln.html   (532 words)

The coastal plain province was initially found due to the low topographic relief, good soils, and access to shipping, a trend that continued to ~1900 (Fig.
Most gauged areas on the coastal plain are quite far inland and represent only a small fraction of the basin draining into coastal waters (e.g., the gauged areas in the Choptank and Chester basins on the Delmarva Peninsula represent <20% of the total basin area (Fig.
In a previous study in the Choptank basin on the Delmarva Peninsula, we estimated fluxes of water, N, and P from ungauged portions of the watershed using the local land use, soil characteristics, and human populations.
www.hpl.umces.edu /gis_group/new_luc_overview.htm   (457 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico).
The western border of the coastal plain is defined as the fall line, to the west of which lies the Piedmont Plateau and then the Appalachian Mountains.
The Atlantic Coastal Plain in the U.S. Currently, the coastal plain is very wet, including many rivers, marsh, and swampland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlantic_Coastal_Plain   (267 words)

 Coastal plain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
The southeastern coastal plain of North America is notable for its species diversity.
The coastal plain of North America extends northwards from the Gulf of Mexico along the Lower Mississippi River to the Ohio River, which is a distance of about 500 miles (about 800 km).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coastal_plain   (192 words)

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It is nearly parallel with the Atlantic Coast, and extending from the of Quebec in Canada to northern Alabama.
A coastal plain is any flat, low-lying region near the sea such as the Atlantic Coastal Plain in the far east.
In varies of width, it stretches from Maine to Florida and is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Piedmont Plateau, a region of the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
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 Carbon-Dioxide Sequestration
The deeper portions of the eastern coastal plain are the focus of this investigation because this area contains strata that are sufficiently deep, porous and permeable, and hydraulically isolated from fresh-water aquifers to serve as potential CO sequestration targets.
Hence, depth-to-basement limits areas within the north central Atlantic coastal plain where aquifers are sufficiently deep to be candidates for CO sequestration.
Although the GIS generally covers the eastern coastal plain of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, eastern Maryland and southeasternmost Delaware appear to be especially suitable for CO sequestration: there are significant CO producers in the area (fig.
www.beg.utexas.edu /environqlty/co2seq/0potomac.htm   (1340 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers
A Guide to Common Wildflowers of the Coastal Regions of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Northeastern Florida
Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers is the most complete guide available to the botanical treasures of the savannas, pinelands, and hardwood forests of the coastal South.
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 Atlantic Plain Province
The Atlantic plain slopes gently seaward from the inland highlands in a series of terraces.
The gash between the spreading continents gradually grew to form a new ocean basin, the Atlantic.
In plate tectonic terms, the Atlantic Plain is known as a classic example of a passive continental margin.
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/usgsnps/province/atlantpl.html   (425 words)

 Cretaceous Dinosaurs of the Southeastern United States D
Dinosaurs probably inhabited a narrowly restricted zone of coastal lowlands (alluvial plains) and supratidal reaches of linear coastlines adjacent to the Appalachian Mountains (King, 1996).
Minor third-order fluctuations in relative sea level probably caused alternate innundation and exposure of coastal lowlands (comprising both dwelling habitats and migration routes), and zero width of coastal lowlands is highly probable during some third-order sea-level high-stands (King, 1996).
Atlantic passage was apparently "nodosaur-proof," as no known European nodosaurs are found in eastern North America.
www.auburn.edu /~kingdat/dinosaur_webpage.htm   (4356 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain Vacation Rentals, Atlantic Coastal Plain Rentals, Condos, cabins, villas, cottages and vacation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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Coastal intertidal habitats provide critical wintering areas for American Oystercatcher, important wintering and spring migration areas for Short-billed Dowitcher and Dunlin, and important fall staging areas for Red Knot.
Coastal areas provide important nesting and foraging habitats for large numbers of herons, egrets, ibis, terns, and other species.
Coastal areas winter large numbers of Canvasback, Mallard, American Wigeon, Redhead, and the majority of the continent’s population of Tundra Swans.
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The last 100 million years of Earth history of the Atlantic Coastal region is a story of repeated rises and falls in sea level punctuated by "very minor" adjustments in crustal tectonics (relative to the major mountain-building episodes of the Paleozoic and Precambrian eras).
High-standing seas during Late Cretaceous time (around 300 feet higher than present) allowed coastal erosion to progress westward to the location of the "fall line." The fall line is a topographic boundary between the western margin of the Coastal Plain and the eastern edge of the Appalachian Piedmont region.
The physical appearance of this boundary is marked by the change from the almost flat terrain of the Coastal Plain to the rolling hills and high ridges of the Piedmont and the Appalachian highlands to the west.
www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu /bight/coastal.html   (1453 words)

 DMME - DMR - Geology of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the easternmost of Virginia's physiographic provinces.
The Atlantic Coastal Plain extends from New Jersey to Florida, and includes all of Virginia east of the Fall Line.
The Coastal Plain is underlain by layers of Cretaceous and younger clay, sand, and gravel that dip gently eastward.
www.geology.state.va.us /DOCS/Geol/coast.html   (196 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain Ground-Water Availability
Coastal Plain aquifers of North and South Carolina
The South Carolina RASA model was developed by Aucott (1988; 1996), calibrated to predevelopment and 1982 conditions, and later recalibrated by Campbell and van Heeswijk (1996) using data collected in 1989.
The scope of the modeling effort is the Atlantic Coastal Plain area extending north from eastern Georgia through South and North Carolina and possibly into southern Virginia, including the surficial, Tertiary, and Cretaceous aquifer systems.
nc.water.usgs.gov /projects/rasa_acp   (785 words)

 South Atlantic Coastal Plain, Physiographic Area 03 - Executive Summary
As part of a continuous Coastal Plain that extends from New York to Texas, it has arbitrary boundaries at the Alabama-Georgia border and at the North Carolina-Virginia border, extending into the southeast corner of Virginia only to capture the very Southeastern Great Dismal Swamp.
The Atlantic coast is lined with barrier islands that support sand dune and maritime forest habitats and are backed by marshland.
Coastal maritime forest and scrub-shrub habitats not only support most of the eastern population of Painted Bunting but also are extremely important for in-transit migrants.
www.blm.gov /wildlife/pl_03sum.htm   (471 words)

 USGS Geology in the Parks
The Atlantic plain slopes gently seaward from the Inland Highlands in a series of terraces, continuing far into the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; it forms the continental shelf.
This region was born during the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea in the early Mesozoic Era.
Today most Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary rock layers that lie beneath much of the coastal plain and fringing continental shelf remain nearly horizontal or tilt gently toward the sea.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /docs/usgsnps/province/atlantpl.html   (451 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain holiday apartments - Holiday accommodation in Atlantic Coastal Plain, Morocco - Book direct
With a relatively mild climate, Morocco’s Atlantic Coast Region is home to destinations such as Casablanca, Agadir and Essaouira.
Morocco > Atlantic Coastal Plain > Essaouira > Ancient Medina
Morocco > Atlantic Coastal Plain > Casablanca > Guauthier
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 NPS: Nature & Science» Geology Resources Division
These are, from east to west, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Piedmont Plateau, the Blue Ridge, the Valley and Ridge, and the Appalachian Plateaus provinces.
The Atlantic Coastal Plain province is primarily flat terrain with elevations ranging from sea level to about 100 m (300 ft) in Maryland.
Sediments eroding from the Appalachian Highland areas to the west formed the wedge-shaped sequence of soft sediments that were deposited intermittently on the Atlantic Coastal Plain during periods of higher sea level over the past 100 million years.
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/parks/gewa/index.cfm   (905 words)

 Golf Courses and Bird Communities in the South Atlantic Coastal Plain | United States Golf Association
Golf courses are a frequently occurring landscape unit within the South Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Golf courses in the coastal region of South Carolina are typically planned and constructed either as an integral component of private residential developments or as stand-alone landscape units.
More simply stated, bird communities typical of the forested South Atlantic Coastal Plain region benefited by maintaining greater amounts of native forest vegetation within a golf course.
www.usga.org /turf/green_section_record/2004/jan_feb/birds.html   (2341 words)

 Delaware Geological Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The project is a collaborative effort between the DGS and Kenneth G. Miller's coastal plain geology research group at Rutgers University as part of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 174AX funded by the National Science Foundation.
I am interested in the sequence of events leading to the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea, the opening of the Atlantic Ocean basin, and the post-breakup history of the margin.
“Sequence stratigraphic context for aquifer characterization in the Miocene of the southern Delaware Coastal Plain,” at the Bald Head Island Conference on Coastal Plains Geology, Fort Fisher, N.C., November 16-19.
www.udel.edu /dgs/DGS/Staff/rnb.html   (2066 words)

•This province is situated along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and includes the continental shelf of the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States
Coastal Plain province has a history of repeated rises and falls of relative sea level.
•The Coastal Plain border adjacent to the Piedmont is known as the "Fall Line" because waterfalls and rapids occur here as rivers cross this transition zone from harder to softer rocks.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/adkinss/CoastalPlainOutline.html   (539 words)

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