Canadian Forest Service Publications
Polygonal patterns in muddy tidal flats. 1971. Dionne, J.-C. J. Sediment. Petrol. 41(3): 838-839.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 15082
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At spring time, polygonal mud ridges develop in muddy tidal flats along the south shore of the middle St. Lawrence Estuary, Quebec. They result from the squeezing of soft mud into the icefoot tidal cracks under load pressure related to tidal movements.