Crescentic Landforms along the Atlantic Coast of the United States

Science  09 Feb 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3815, pp. 627-629
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3815.627


An uninterrupted series of hierarchically arranged crescentic coastal landforms occurs along the Atlantic coast. Dimensional analysis suggests a geometric relation between order, amplitude, and number. The processes responsible for these features also may be continuous in nature.