Tidal asymmetry in creeks surrounded by saltflats and mangroves with small swamp slopes

@article{Aucan2004TidalAI,
  title={Tidal asymmetry in creeks surrounded by saltflats and mangroves with small swamp slopes},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Aucan and Peter V. Ridd},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={223-232}
}
Most mangrove swamp/salt flat systems have tidal currents that are ebb dominated, however, some systems show only slight ebb dominance despite having a very large swamp volume relative to the creek volume. Cocoa Ck in northern Australia is such a system. Results are presented from a simple analytical model for flow in Cocoa creek together with detailed water level observations in the swamps. It was found that the primary factor reducing the ebb dominance of this system was the very low slope of… CONTINUE READING