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PREFERRED TERM
backreef setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • The landward side of a reef. The term is often used adjectivally to refer to deposits within the restricted lagoon behind a barrier reef, such as the "back-reef facies" of lagoonal deposits. In some places, as on a platform-edge reef tract, "back reef" refers to the side of the reef away from the open sea, even though no land may be nearby.
DESCRIPTION
  • The landward side of a reef. The term is often used adjectivally to refer to deposits within the restricted lagoon behind a barrier reef, such as the "back-reef facies" of lagoonal deposits. In some places, as on a platform-edge reef tract, "back reef" refers to the side of the reef away from the open sea, even though no land may be nearby.
IDENTIFIER
  • backreefSetting
TITLE
  • backreef setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/backreefSetting
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EQUIVALENT CONCEPTS
Event Environment