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accretion

accretion  

1 The growth of land by the offshore deposition of sediment, forming spits and tombolos. Accretion is most active in estuaries, particularly within the tropics. See Robin et al. (2007) U. Caen ...
bar

bar  

1 On a gently sloping coastline, a submarine accumulation of marine sediment, which may be exposed at low tide. Most bars form where steep, destructive waves break; such bars can be called ...
barrier

barrier  

General term for a depositional feature standing on the seaward side of a coastline. See barrier bar; barrier beach; barrier island; barrier reef; bayhead barrier; and baymouth barrier.
bay

bay  

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A well-defined indentation along a state's coastline. In certain circumstances, international law permits a straight baseline (a closing line) to be drawn across the mouth of the bay. Maritime zones ...
bore

bore  

A positive surge that may form at flood tide in shallow estuaries with a large tidal range (Wolanski et al. (2004) Estuarine, Coast. & Shelf Sci. 60, 4).
brackish

brackish  

Applied to water that is saline, but less so than sea water. According to the Venice system, brackish waters are classified by the chlorine they contain and divided into zones. The zones, with their ...
channel storage

channel storage  

The volume of water that is temporarily stored in a river channel and its floodplain while it flows towards an outlet (such as a lake, reservoir, or estuary).
coastlines

coastlines  

The line that separates land from sea. Also known as shoreline.
dredging

dredging  

The process of excavating, creating, or altering a water body such as a river, lake, or estuary, by scooping or sucking up sediment from the bed in order to deepen it.
ebb current

ebb current  

The tidal current that flows away from the shore, or down a tidal river or estuary.
Estuaries

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea. They can be defined as the lower portion of the river or

Estuaries

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

An estuary is the lower portion of the river or an arm of the sea, where saline sea water is

estuaries

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003
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An estuary is a transitional zone between a river and the sea as represented by a shallow marine shelf or

estuarine

estuarine  

Of or relating to an estuary.
estuarine flow

estuarine flow  

The seaward flow of freshwater over a deeper layer of seawater with higher salinity, within an estuary.
estuarine subtidal

estuarine subtidal  

A habitat of open water within an estuary that is continuously covered by seawater.
estuarine wetland

estuarine wetland  

A tidal wetland within an estuary.
estuary

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World Encyclopedia

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Coastal region where a river mouth opens into the ocean and freshwater from the land mixes with saltwater from the

fish Farming

fish Farming  

The rearing of fish in pools or tanks. In China, manuring has traditionally taken place by raising ducks and allowing their droppings to fall into the water. In a somewhat left-field approach to the ...
flood current

flood current  

The onshore movement of a tidal stream, toward the shore or up a tidal river or estuary.

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