Shallow slope conprises the transition area between intertidal flats and the deep channel bottom, a common habitat for benthic invertebrates. The figure at right shows a cross-sectional diagram of habitat types at various elevations in an estuary (based on Procter et al. 1980a).
Controlling factors that affect shallow slope:
Ecosystem processes that are affected by shallow slope:
Ronald Thom, Ph.D
Marine Research Operations, PNNL
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