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depression

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A general term signifying any depressed or lower area in the ocean floor.

parapet

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A low wall built along the edge of a structure such as a seawall or quay.

reference plane

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The plane to which sounding and tidal data are referred. See datum plane.

salt marsh

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A marsh periodically flooded by salt water (also tidal marsh; sea marsh).

tidal pool

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A pool of water remaining on a beach or reef after recession of the tide.

land-sea breeze

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The combination of a land breeze and a sea breeze as a diurnal phenomenon.

wave climate

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The seasonal and annual distribution of wave height, period and direction.