Wave-Dominated Estuary

A wave-dominated estuary typically possess a well-defined tripartite zonation: a marine sand body comprised of barrier, washover, tidal inlet and tidal delta deposits; a fine-grained (generally muddy) central basin; and a bay-head delta that experiences tidal and/or salt-water influence. Wave dominated estuaries are often referred to as ‘coastal lakes’ or ‘lagoons’.

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