Archipelago

Go down

Archipelago

Post by chickengold92 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:48 pm

Archipelagos can be found isolated in bodies of water; or a large land mass may neighbour them. For example, Scotland has more than 700 islands surrounding its mainland. Archipelagos are often volcanic, forming along island arcs generated by subduction zones or hotspots, but there are many other processes involved in their construction, including erosion, deposition and land elevation.
The five largest modern countries that are mainly archipelagos are Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The largest archipelagic state in the world, by size, is Indonesia.[2] The archipelago with the most islands is the Archipelago Sea in Finland.


nitric oxide
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

chickengold92

Posts : 117
Join date : 2010-11-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Archipelago

Post by Ashley36Stauffer on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:32 am


Ashley36Stauffer

Posts : 17
Join date : 2010-12-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum