The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Supratidal Deposits

Computer Code: STDU Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Variable lithology. Any deposit laid down in the supratidal zone, ie. the area of tidal flat above the mean high water for spring tides. This zone is only inundated by exceptional tides augmented by a storm surge. [Generic description: earth science dictionaries in the BGS library.]
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Coastal Zone Deposits (Undifferentiated) (CZD)
Previous Name(s): Supratidal Deposits (Undifferentiated) (-1842)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E246