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Estuary Types

  • Nick C. Davidson
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A geomorphologically-based typology of ten estuary types is described. The estuary types are: fjord, fjard, ria, coastal plain, bar-built, barrier beach, linear shore, embayment and delta.


Estuary Fjord Fjard Ria Delta Bar-built Coastal plain Embayment Barrier beach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Land, Water and SocietyCharles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.Nick Davidson EnvironmentalWigmoreUK

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