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Fjard
A series of shallow basins connected to the sea via shallow and often intertidal sills. Fjards are found in areas of low-lying ground which have been subject to glacial roughening. They have a highly irregular outline, no main channel and lack the high relief and U-shaped cross-section of fjordic inlets. (See Earll & Pagett, 1984 and Howson, Connor & Holt, 1994 for discussion and classification of types.)

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