Post-glacial rebound (isostacy)

The starting point for understanding coastal landforms and vegetative communities in northern Southeast Alaska is a question: Is this beach rising relative to sea level, and if so, how fast?

great uplift pano

Panorama of uplifted landforms at False Outer Point, Douglas Island.

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Reading Southeast Alaska’s Landscape


This book tells the constantly evolving story of geology in our region.  It tracks how bedrock forms, how glaciers wax and wane, and how rivers and the sea shape our land.  While the book offers a general introduction to bedrock and surficial geology, it also focuses in on regional geologic highlights.  It is a must-have for nature enthusiasts in Southeast.