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Glossary

Term Description
IECS Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies
Inshore Areas where waves are transformed by interaction with the seabed.
Intertidal The area between the MHWS and MLWN tidal levels in a coastal region
Intertidal zone The zone influenced by tidal action commonly taken between some upper limit such as MHWS and a lower limit such as MLWS.
Inverse barometer effect The inverse response of sea level to changes in atmospheric pressure. A static reduction of 1.005 mb in atmospheric pressure will cause a stationary rise of 1 cm in sea level.
Invertebrates Animals lacking a dorsal column of vertebrae or a notochord.
Ipswichian The last interglacial - A warm geological period of high sea levels about 140,000 years ago.
Isobath Line connecting points of equal depth, a seabed contour.

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Last Modified on: 19 June 2011
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