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The Abiotic Environment

  • V. N. De Jonge
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 71)

Abstract

Estuaries can be defined in many ways. A generally accepted and biologically useful definition of an estuary is “a semi-enclosed and coastal body of water which has a free connection with the open sea and within which sea water is measurably diluted with fresh water derived from land drainage” (Cameron and Pritchard, 1963).

Keywords

Tidal Flat Suspended Matter Barrier Island Benthic Diatom Abiotic Environment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

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  • V. N. De Jonge

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