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Embayment/Bay (Physiographic Setting)

Component: Physiographic Setting

Unique Identifier: 47

Physiographic Setting Embayment/Bay

Definition A water body with some level of enclosure by land at different spatial scales. These can be wide, curving indentations in the coast, arms of the sea, or bodies of water almost surrounded by land. These features can be small—with considerable freshwater and terrestrial influence—or large and generally oceanic in character.