(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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Tidal wetting and drying on shore platforms : an experimental study of surface expansion and contraction

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This paper reports on an experimental investigation of short- and long-term variations in the water content of intertidal rocks of shore platforms in eastern Canada : it is concerned only with alternate wetting and drying although similar experiments are being concluded to determine the related effects of salts. The greatest amount of expansion and contraction was at the high tidal-level in the argillite and at the mid-tidal level in the basalt, which is consistent with previously measured rates of downwearing


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2006, vol. 76, no3-4 [pp. 316-331]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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