The Waves of Lake Erie at South Bass Island

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dc.creator Langlois, Thomas H. en_US 2005-10-01T01:11:09Z 2005-10-01T01:11:09Z 1965-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v65 n6 (November, 1965), 335-342 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Zoology and Entomology, The Ohio State University, Columbus 10 en_US
dc.description.abstract South Bass is an island with a two-lobed outline near the southwest end of Lake Erie. It is composed of eastward-dipping dolomite rock. Wave erosion has produced high cliffs, characterized by spurs alternating with coves, which often have small pebble beaches, on the west shore, while low rock ridges separated by banks and beaches occur on the east. Locally on the west, large fallen blocks of dolomite partly protect the cliffs from the waves. On the east shore, flotsam is one of the major factors affecting the nature of the shoreline. Waves are locally dampened by masses of tape grass and, in winter, by water heavy with snow-curds and slush-balls. Cusps and cones of ice and splash-ice structures are also formed on shoals by winter waves. en_US
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dc.title The Waves of Lake Erie at South Bass Island en_US