US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Shallow slope

Elevation and habitat types diagramShallow 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:

Contact information

Ronald Thom, Ph.D

Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382