alexa A Changing Definition of Estuary? Adjusting Concepts to Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Systems

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A Changing Definition of Estuary? Adjusting Concepts to Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Systems

What kind of coastal systems do we include in the definition of an estuary? In a simple description, it has been considered that estuaries are systems with a significant riverine input and free connection to the sea, involving in its essence a salinity gradient from freshwater to marine waters.

Citation: Brito AC (2012) A Changing Definition of Estuary? Adjusting Concepts to Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Systems. J Ecosys Ecograph 2:e106. doi: 10.4172/2157-7625.1000e106

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