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Bight (Physiographic Setting)

Component: Physiographic Setting

Unique Identifier: 41

Physiographic Setting Bight

Definition A broad bend or curve in a generally open coast. Examples include the South Atlantic Bight and the Southern California Bight. These are distinguished from Embayment/Bays by the shallower angle between the apex of the bight and the adjacent coasts, although the term Bay has been used to name these features (e.g., Bay of Campeche).