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Flat (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 94

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Flat
Geoform Type Back Barrier Flat
Barrier Flat
Ebb Tidal Delta Flat
Flood Tidal Delta Flat
Tidal Flat
Washover Fan Flat
Wind Tidal Flat


Description
Definition A general term for a level (or nearly level) surface or area of land marked by little or no relief; flats are often composed of unconsolidated sediments (such as mud or sand). These forms are more commonly encountered in the intertidal or in the shallow subtidal zones (see Figure 6.2).