flood tidal delta
the bulge of sand formed at the landward mouth of tidal inlets as a result of flow expansion

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  • flood-tidal delta —    A largely subaqueous (sometimes intertidal), crudely fan shaped deposit of sand sized sediment formed on the landward side of a tidal inlet (modified from Boothroyd et al., 1985; Davis, 1994; Ritter et al., 1995). Flood tides transport… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • flood-tidal delta slope —    An extension of the flood tidal delta that slopes toward deeper water in a lagoon or estuary, composed of flood channels, inactive lobes (areas of the flood tidal delta that are not actively accumulating sand as a result of flood tides), and… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • flood-tidal delta flat —    The relatively flat, dominant component of the flood tidal delta. At extreme low tide this landform may be exposed for a relatively short period (modified from Boothroyd et al., 1985).    SSS …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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