Intertidal deposits: river mouths, tidal flats, and coastal lagoons

D. Eisma, P.L. de Boer, G.C. Cadee, K. Dijkema, H. Ridderinkhof, C. Phillippart

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    Abstract

    Intertidal Deposits: River Mouths, Tidal Flats, and Coastal Lagoons combines the authors personal and professional experience with the mass of available literature to present a cohesive overview of intertidal deposits and the widely diverse conditions of their formation worldwide. This includes the strong influence of water movements, climate, sediment particle characteristics, vegetation, fauna, and man. Intertidal areas are important for many reasons both scientifically and economically and recently, a growing concern for conservation of these fragile regions strives to preserve and protect their natural balance. This book, written by an international expert in the field, concentrates on the more important intertidal areas distinguished by size and morphology, tidal range, the degree and type of vegetational cover, the amount and type of benthic fauna, the extent of human exploitation, and the degree of previous study. Discusses the more important intertidal areas, subdivided by tidal range. Includes a series of chapters on the morphology of intertidal areas (including channels and creeks), the composition and structures of intertidal sediments, the processes of sediment transport, deposition and erosion, and the influence of intertidal flora and fauna. Presents separate sections on benthic fauna and microflora, saltmarshes, mangroves, and algal mats and seagrasses. Addresses the influence of man on existing intertidal areas. Provides a short chapter on the Holocene history of intertidal areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC
    Number of pages525
    ISBN (Print)9780849380495
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

    Keywords

    • coastal areas
    • coastal plains
    • coastal water
    • geological sedimentation
    • marine sediments
    • estuaries
    • lagoons
    • geomorphology
    • tidal flats

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