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Tidal Flat (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 99

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Flat
Geoform Type Tidal Flat


Description
Definition An extensive, nearly horizontal, barren (or sparsely vegetated) tract of land that is alternately covered and uncovered by the tide. Tidal flats consist of unconsolidated sediment (mostly clays, silts and/or sand, and organic materials).