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Wind Tidal Flat (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 101

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Flat
Geoform Type Wind Tidal Flat


Description
Definition A broad, low-lying, nearly level sand flat that is alternately flooded by ponded rainwater or inundated by wind-driven marine and estuarine waters. Salinity fluctuations and prolonged periods of exposure preclude establishment of most types of vegetation (except for mats of filamentous blue-green algae).