What Do We Know About the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of South American Estuaries?
As long as freshwater is discharged into the sea, there is the potential for the development of an estuary. Although this concept appears to be simple, the marked differences in geomorphologic, oceanographic, atmospheric and biogeochemical conditions that occur along the coasts of the world result in a wide variety of estuarine types. The variety is so large that several ways have been used as mean to define and classify them (Perillo 1995a).
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