Rias, estuaries and incised valleys: Is a ria an estuary?

Evans, G. and Prego, R. (2003) Rias, estuaries and incised valleys: Is a ria an estuary? Marine Geology, 196, (3-4), 171-175. (doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00048-3).


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Today, the term ria is rarely used by sedimentologists or stratigraphers, although it embodies all the characteristics of the so-called incised valleys - a topic of considerable interest since the increased understanding of the three dimensions of transgressive sequences using seismic stratigraphy. When it is used, it is usually referred to as a type of estuary; however, in many cases, only a minor part is influenced by estuarine processes. It is a useful term which should be revived as it encompasses in its entirety all the features and resulting deposits of an incised valley whether it is estuarine or marine

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00048-3
ISSNs: 0025-3227 (print)
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Keywords: ria; estuary; incised valley; transgression
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 2206
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Date Deposited: 20 May 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:09
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2206

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