(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

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Short-term rock surface expansion and contraction in the intertidal zone

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Transverse micro-erosion meter (TMEM) stations were installed in rock slabs from shore platforms in eastern Canada. The slabs were put into artificial sea water for 1,6 or 11 hours, representing high, mid- and low tidal areas, respectively. The TMEMs were used to record changes in surface elevation as the rocks dried during the remainder of the 12 h of a semi-diurnal tidal cycle. A similar technique was used on the same rock types at intertidal TMEM stations in the field, as the rock dried during low tide : basalts at Scots Bay, sandstones at Burntcoat Head in the Bay of Fundy, and argillites at Mont Louis in Gaspé. Discussion of the results


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 32, no9 [pp. 1379-1397]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

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Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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