tidal flat


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tidal flat

n.
A nearly flat coastal area, alternately covered and exposed by the tides, and consisting of unconsolidated sediments.
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tid′al flat`


n.
tideland that is flat and often marshy.
[1955–60]
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A rare geological formation is Magpupungko Rock in Pilar which forms a tidal flat or natural pool at low tide, the only one of its kind in the country.
At first, you think about the big brownie that may step out of the thick alders at any moment, onto the tidal flat across the way.
Kent Gibbens, 75, has fished just about every stretch of backwater, tidal flat and mangrove shoreline from Mosquito Lagoon to Matanzas Inlet.
Examining 20-year intervals to simulate estuarial changes created by rising Atlantic waters entering at the Hudson's mouth, the scientists project broad shifts in wetland composition, with widespread conversion of high marsh habitat (driest) to low marsh (wet), tidal flat or permanent water inundation.
In spite of these identification difficulties, information on the presence and abundance of acorn worms is useful for future comparisons of the structure (species diversity and abundance) and functioning (energy flow) of tidal flat systems.
The facies model, by which the depositional environments were interpreted, indicates that tidal flat deposits were followed by coastal lagoons and topped by a fluvial system with alluvial flats interbedding with meandering channels.
The topics include ancestral heritage of flood plain residence and solid waste disposal patterns during flood events in Nigeria's Kogi State, strategic environmental assessment as a sustainable territorial planning procedure, the assessment of heavy metal distribution in the sediment of the eastern Chongming tidal flat in China, a systems dynamic approach for estimating the water footprint of the bioethanol supply chain in the region of Orizaba in the Mexican State of Veracruz, and incorporating landscape connectivity and uncertainty into ecosystem restoration scaling of environmental damage.
The tidal flat where the experiment was set was divided in three levels: upper adjacent to the mangrove flooded forest-A; middle highest area of the study site-B and; lower almost always subtidal-C.
7B), the Tidal flat and Upper channel areas are dominated by salt wedge conditions and fresh water is retained upstream by the tidal flood.