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Ellison, JC (2010) Tasmania. In: Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 1395-1402. ISBN 9781402086380

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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 Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer
Page Range: pp. 1395-1402
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Copyright © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 01:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:15
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