From MarineSpecies Traits Wiki
Shallow, often muddy, part of foreshore, which are covered and uncovered by the rise and fall of the tide. As a rule of thumb, a tidal flat normally develops when the relative tidal range RTR, defined as the ratio between the mean spring tidal range and the annual average significant wave height, is higher than 15.
See also Definitions of coastal terms.
- Tidal flats from space
- The heat budget of tidal flats
- The backbarrier tidal flats in the southern North Sea - A multidisciplinary approach to reveal the main driving forces shaping the system
- French case studies: Upper tidal flat evolution in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel (NW France)
- Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.