flotage

flo·tage

also float·age  (flō′tĭj)
n.
1. See flotation.
2. Floating objects or material; flotsam.

flotage

(ˈfləʊtɪdʒ) or

floatage

n
1. the act or state of floating; flotation
2. (Nautical Terms) buoyancy; power or ability to float
3. objects or material that float on the surface of the water; flotsam

flo•tage

or float•age

(ˈfloʊ tɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act or state of floating.
2. floating power; buoyancy.
3. something that floats; flotsam.
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Were it not for certain taphonomic effects, the elevations of all of these samples would represent former RSLs, because all originated as flotage on raised beaches.
Groundwater may increase the unit weight and decrease the mechanical strength of the rock-soil mass, causes static and dynamic water pressure, scours or corrodes the slope foot and results in flotage of rock-soil.