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Section 6
How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm, Section 6: How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about "lost continents,” visit the following web sites:

    Atlantis - Fact, Fiction or Exaggeration?, The Active Mind
    Read the story behind the "lost city" of Atlantis.

    Lost Continent of Atlantis: Myth or Reality, Andreea Haktanir
    Examines news, discoveries, and theories related to the lost continent of Atlantis.
  1. To learn more about the Beringian environment, visit the following web site:

    Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land Bridge: A Geospatial Animation, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado
    Provides an animation of the Beringia environment that shows sea-level changes during the last 20,000 years.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

How Rising and Falling Sea Levels Modify the Landscape

Geological History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USGS
Reviews the geological history of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The link "Glacial Cape Cod" contains text and maps that explain the role of the Laurentide ice sheet in developing the Cape.

Geology of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, National Park Service
Discusses what North America was like during the last ice age, with a focus on the Bering Strait land bridge and the path plants and animals (including humans) may have taken from Asia to North America. Includes color maps.

The Chesapeake Bay: Geologic Product of Rising Sea Level, USGS
Discusses the geological history of the Chesapeake Bay, which is essentially a river valley that was drowned when the Pleistocene ice sheets melted.

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