Emergent coastline

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Emergent coastlines are stretches along the coast that have been exposed by the sea due to a relative fall in sea levels. This occurs due to either isostasy or eustasy.[not verified in body]


Emergent coastline are the opposite of submergent coastlines which have experienced a relative rise in sea-levels.

The specific landform of an emergent coastline may be:[citation needed]

The Scottish Gaelic word machair or machar refers to a fertile low-lying raised beach found on some of the coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides.

Hudson Bay, in Canada's north, is an example of an emergent coastline. It is still emerging by as much as one cm/year.[citation needed] Another example of emergent coastline is the Eastern Coastal Plains of the Indian Subcontinent.