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The High Coast of Sweden

63.0N 18.5E

October 23rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Sweden - September 24th, 2009

Sweden - September 24th, 2009

The High Coast (called Höga kusten in Swedish) is a part of the Swedish coast on the Gulf of Bothnia, situated in the municipalities of Kramfors, Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik. It can be identified in this orthorectified image as the part of the shoreline extending northward from just below the E-shaped land formation at the center right.

The High Coast is notable as the “type area” for research on isostasy, in which the land rises as the weight of the glaciers melts off of it. This phenomenon was first recognised and studied there; since the last ice age the land has risen 800 m, which accounts for the unusual landscape with tall cliff formations.

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