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Harbor (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 245

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Harbor


Description
Definition A small bay or a sheltered part of a sea, lake, or other large body of water. A harbor is usually well protected (either naturally or artificially) against high waves and strong currents and serves as a safe anchorage for ships and where port facilities are present. Many smaller anthropogenic geoforms may be encountered within a harbor.