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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), pp. 171-175. (doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00048-3).

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Abstract

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

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: ria, estuary, incised valley, transgression

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Local EPrints ID: 2206
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2206
ISSN: 0025-3227
PURE UUID: b357f387-7cd4-4229-9bc3-a2ab072fab3d

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Date deposited: 20 May 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:15

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Author: G. Evans
Author: R. Prego

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