The Relative Lengths of Seashore Substrata Around the Coastline of Ireland as Determined by Digital Methods in a Geographical Information System

  title={The Relative Lengths of Seashore Substrata Around the Coastline of Ireland as Determined by Digital Methods in a Geographical Information System},
  author={Brigitte Neilson and Mark John Costello},
  journal={Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science},
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