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==Articles on salt marshes==
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==Related articles==
  
 
* [[Salt marshes]]
 
* [[Salt marshes]]
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* [[Natural variability and change in coastal ecosystems#Salt marshes]]
 
* [[Natural variability and change in coastal ecosystems#Salt marshes]]
 
* [[Spatial and temporal scales in biogeomorphology#Coupling of mudflat to Saltmarsh]]
 
* [[Spatial and temporal scales in biogeomorphology#Coupling of mudflat to Saltmarsh]]
 
 
 
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* [[Characteristics of muddy coasts]]
 
* [[Biogeomorphology of coastal systems]]
 
* [[Biogeomorphology of coastal systems]]

Latest revision as of 11:28, 1 August 2020

Definition of Salt marsh:
Low, wet, muddy area periodically or continuously flooded by brackish or salt water to a shallow depth, usually characterized by grasses and other low plants (but not trees); land transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where saturation with water is the dominant factor controlling plant and animal communities and soils.
This is the common definition for Salt marsh, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Salt marsh is a key habitat of transitional waters lying at the interface between the land and the sea, depending on, and periodically covered by tidal sea water. Chapman (1960[1], 1977 a[2], b [3]) describes nine different geographical salt marsh regions throughout the world.


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References

  1. Chapman, V.J., 1960. Salt Marshes and Salt Deserts of the World. London: Leonard Hill Limited, 392p.
  2. Chapman, V.J., 1977. Wet Coastal Ecosystems. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 440p.
  3. Chapman, V.J., 1997. Coastal Vegetation. New York: Pergamon Press, 292p.