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Raghuvir asked 5 years ago

What is ebb-tidel deltas ?. Please explain simple language

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GeoCon Staff answered 5 years ago

Inlets between barriers on mesotidal (tidal range 2-4m) coasts are more abundant because of the increased flushing capacity of the tides. The large amount of sediment that is carried through the inlet is deposited on both the oceanward (ebb tidal delta) and shoreward (flood tidal delta) side.
ebb tidal delta are where the waves are breaking in the foreground as well as the deeper tidal channel that connects the backbarrier to the open ocean and delivers sediment in this setting to the ebb tidal delta oceanward.

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