Importance of wind conditions , fetch , and water levels on wave-generated shear stresses in shallow intertidal basins

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[1] Wave-generated shear stresses are the main mechanism responsible for sediment erosion on tidal flats and regulate both sediment concentrations in the water column and, together with tidal currents, sediment export to salt marshes and to the ocean. We present herein a simple method to estimate sediment erosion potential in shallow tidal basins caused by… (More)

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