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.

tid′al flat`


n.
tideland that is flat and often marshy.
[1955–60]
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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 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.
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).
7B), the Tidal flat and Upper channel areas are dominated by salt wedge conditions and fresh water is retained upstream by the tidal flood.
For this initial methodological test case, we assumed a homoclinal ramp beyond the tidal flat facies and into deeper environments.
Most plant species do not have the physiological ability to survive in tidal flat soils due, mostly, to the elevated levels of salinity.
It is most commonly associated with tidal flat deposits and other peritidal sediments.
Habitats include beach, pond, bog, tidal flat, salt and freshwater marsh, shrub, grassland and maritime forest.
We recorded environmental conditions in the inlet, channels, and tidal flat from 8 June 2007 to 29 July 2008 with 3 YSI 6920-O (1) multiparameter water-quality sondes (YSI, Inc.
Tidal reorientation and transport of recent bivalves on a temperate tidal flat, Northwestern United States.