tidal flat


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tidal flat

[′tīd·əl ′flat]
(geology)
A marshy, sandy, or muddy nearly horizontal coastal flatland which is alternately covered and exposed as the tide rises and falls.
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Sea ice breakup and tidal flat processes, Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island.
The presence of these inner muddy tidal flat demonstrates that the estuary is in and advanced phase of its ephemeral geological life cycle.
The northernmost appearance of desiccation cracks in age-equivalent rocks, recording tidal flat facies (Terrill Member), occurs just north of Richmond, Kentucky, and constrains the position of the shoreline (Fig.
Despite the poor vegetation and the apparent absence of fauna, hypersaline tidal flat environments play an important ecological role in estuaries, since they shelter several mangrove-typical species as well as other animals that seek the coastal zones during a specific phase of their life cycles (Schaeffer-Novelli et al.
Herring bone cross bedding shows bidirectional flow of water which is typical feature of tidal flat environment.
All fish were tagged and released in the upper channels with the exception of a single fish that was captured, tagged, and released on the tidal flat.
Moreover, among intertidal habitats, soft-sediment tidal flats create a special challenge for attachment because the stability of the physical substrate is poor and highly variable (Chapman et al.
According to petrophysical and physical considerations the observed results were interpreted so, highest porosities and smallest impedances are related to material with high sand content as found deposited in channel environment and lowest porosities and highest impedances are associated to materials with high content of shale found in a tidal flat marsh.
We sped around to the backside of the tidal flat and tried to stalk him in the brush, but he did not get big by being dumb and thus he gave us the slip.
Dozens of the 395-million-year-old fossil footprints were recently discovered on a former marine tidal flat or lagoon in southeastern Poland.
Euryhaline bivalve and dwelling burrow were found in marl layers, indicating a tidal flat environment.