Canadian Forest Service Publications

Polygonal patterns in muddy tidal flats. 1971. Dionne, J.-C. J. Sediment. Petrol. 41(3): 838-839.

Year: 1971

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15082

Language: English

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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.