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What Do We Know About the Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of South American Estuaries?

  • Gerardo M. E. Perillo
  • M. Cintia Piccolo
  • Mario Pino-Quivira
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Coastal Lagoon Physical Oceanography European Economic Community Patos Lagoon Salt Intrusion 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo M. E. Perillo
  • M. Cintia Piccolo
  • Mario Pino-Quivira

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