(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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Geomorphological variability among microtidal estuaries from the wave-dominated South African coast

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Most of these microtidal estuaries have acquired their present morphology during the Holocene marine transgression. A variety of geomorphological forms are identified that result from variation in antecedent topography, fluvial sediment supply and marine sediment supply. 5 distinctive estuary types are identified on the basis of contemporary morphodynammics. These are categorised into 3 types of normally open estuary, and 2 types of normally closed estuary, which are separated from the sea for long periods by a continuous supratidal barrier. The contemporary morphodynamics and sedimentary environments of each estuary type are discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 40, no1-2 [pp. 99-122]

Bibliographic references : 63 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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