Estuaries. Where the Rivers meet the Sea. Definition Types Circulation Tides Peritidal/ Estuarine system Marsh Tidal Channels Tidal Deltas Mudflats/ Tidal flats Biology “Wetlands”. Estuaries. Where the Rivers meet the Sea
Where the Rivers meet the Sea
San Francisco Bay
Salt marshes are vegetated inter-tidal flats.
Salt marsh profile.
Cores through tidal flat deposits of the Devonian Swan Hills Formation, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Stacy Atchley, Baylor Univ.
Tidal Flat Colonization Formation, Alberta, Canada—Paleontology and sedimentology of a Late Cambrian shoreline, where soft-bodied carcasses are stranded and early crawling organisms left tracks and trails. Dr. Whitey Hagadorn , Amherst Coll
Marine and transitional marine to tidal flat Formation, Alberta, Canada
Parallel bedded sandstone and mudstone. Note flame structures near base and load casts near top of core Shallow subtidal to intertidal
Lenticular and flaser bedding: sandstone and mudstone. Typical of tidal flats
Massive sandstone with vertical burrows
and often PORTS wetlands are often polluted