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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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salt marsh

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 83 words.

Tidal salt marshes are found along the low-energy coastlines of mid- to high-latitude regions of the major continents (except Antarctica),

salt marsh

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 112 words.

Tidal salt marshes are found along the low-energy coastlines of mid- to high-latitude regions of the major continents (except Antarctica), and lie at the ...

salt marshes

Andrew B. Cundy.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 804 words.

Salt marshes are areas of land covered mainly by salt-tolerant (halophytic) plant communities which are regularly flooded by the rise

Marsh, George Perkins

David Lowenthal.

in Encyclopedia of Global Change

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 689 words.

George Perkins Marsh (1802–1882), American conservationist, is best known for his pioneering insights in environmental conservation. A polymath,

Marsh, Othniel Charles

Nina P. Long.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1063 words.

Marsh, Othniel Charles (29 October 1831–18 March 1899), paleontologist, was born in Lockport, New York, the son of Caleb Marsh and Mary Gaines Peabody, farmers. Both parents descended from...

Othniel Charles Marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

(1831–99)

O. C. Marsh was pre-eminent as a collector of vertebrate fossils and one of the founders of American vertebrate palaeontology. After a baccalaureate from Yale College...

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Marsh, Othniel Charles (1831–99)

L. J. Hickey.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 269 words.

(1831–99)

O. C. Marsh was pre-eminent as a collector of vertebrate fossils and one of the founders of

salt marsh

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 55 words.

Vegetation often found on mud banks formed at river mouths, showing regular zonation reflecting the length of time different areas

salt marsh

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 55 words.

Vegetation often found on mud banks formed at river mouths, showing regular zonation reflecting the length of time different areas are inundated by tides. Sea water has a high salt content...

Salt Marshes

Edited by David Cuff and Andrew S. Goudie.

in Encyclopedia of Global Change

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 4 words.

salt marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Biological Sciences.

Vegetation often found on mud banks formed at river mouths, showing regular zonation reflecting the length of time different areas are inundated by tides. Sea water has a high salt content...

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Lou Marsh 1927–2004

C R Kitchin.

in Astronomy & Geophysics

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 0 words.

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Response to Comment by McBirney, Boudreau and Marsh

M. B. Holness, S. A. Morse and C. Tegner.

in Journal of Petrology

January 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Petrology. 4125 words.

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palustrine

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 5 words.

Pertaining to a marsh.

palustrine

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 5 words.

Pertaining to a marsh.

wetland

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 195 words.

Any land which is intermittently or periodically waterlogged, including *salt marshes, tidal *estuaries, marshes, and bogs.

wetland

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 190 words.

Any land which is intermittently or periodically waterlogged, including *salt marshes, tidal *estuaries, marshes, and bogs. Wetlands are rapidly disappearing habitats; see M. Williams...

paludal

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 14 words.

Applied to organisms, soils, etc., that are of or associated with a marsh.

paludal

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 14 words.

Applied to organisms, soils, etc., that are of or associated with a marsh.

chenier

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 67 words.

Beach ridge, or sandy, linear mound that is built on a marsh area. It is at least 150 m broad,