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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The upper part is characterized by higher energy sediments with reworked fossils, closely packed together displaying a shift toward shoreface, representing a depositional setting of tidal flat environment.
We collected individuals of one aggregation at each of the seven sites (G-1~G-7), which were located at varying distances from the waterfront edge of the tidal flat towards the mouth of the cove (Figure 5).
Lithofacies association B is characterized by the interbedding of sandstones, and claystones with plant debris and coal, and is interpreted as being formed by tidal flats based upon heterogeneous stratification, and bidirectional cross-stratification.
Variations of T-Hg concentrations along time (dry and rainy seasons) and space (upper, middle and lower tidal flat) for each size class (< 20 mm and >20 mm) (see Table 1).
These processes of mixing water generate a flocculation process responsible of the turbidity maximum and the deposition of mud particles on the muddy tidal flats. The presence of these inner muddy tidal flat demonstrates that the estuary is in and advanced phase of its ephemeral geological life cycle.
Where the beach extends out onto the tidal flat, the ice foot established near the high-tide line extends far enough down the beach face to protect the upper crest area of the beach (and infrastructure located there) from sea ice pileup (Forbes and Hansom, 2011).
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.
Most plant species do not have the physiological ability to survive in tidal flat soils due, mostly, to the elevated levels of salinity.
Scientists say the "orientation and condition" of the skeletons shows that the animals "died at sea, prior to burial on a tidal flat".
This performance evaluation is illustrated through a case study with a grain size data set acquired in the Baramarae tidal flat, Korea.
It is most commonly associated with tidal flat deposits and other peritidal sediments.