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The Tidal Immersion Factor and Shore Platform Development: Discussion

A. P. Carr and J. Graff
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Vol. 7, No. 2 (1982), pp. 240-245
DOI: 10.2307/622227
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/622227
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

In a series of recent papers it has been suggested that shore platforms are best developed at mid-tide level because tidal duration is greatest in this zone and, hence, beach processes operate for a proportionately longer time there. The present short paper demonstrates that, in fact, maximum tidal duration is associated with high- and low-water zones rather than with mid-tide level. Since tidal level varies most rapidly at the mid-tide position wave action is least effective there. The implications of this are briefly considered.

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