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pro·grade

(prō'grād),
In the normal direction of flow, in contrast with retrograde.
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09 were part of a progradation deltaic succession whereby a floodplain depositional environment is progressively replacing a mangrove swamp environment followed by a peat swamp environment.
Open-water intervals are overlain by both poorly drained and well-drained deposits, suggesting that there was not always a substantial wetland area flanking the shoreline and that open-water sedimentation ceased by infilling of the lake and progradation of a muddy shoreline.
These include: gas, gravel, gull, heron, land use, progradation, renewable energy, tern, wader, and waste management.
Raynolds and Johnson (1985) calculated a rate of southward progradation of lateral facies changes up to 30 m/1000 years together with the southward advancement of basin depo-centers at rates of over 20 m/1000 years in the Potwar Plateau of Pakistan.
The beaches are prograding in many parts of the shoreline, and there is a net progradation in most areas of the Sachs Harbour community, except for Cape Kellett and the Duck Hawk Bluffs (Belliveau, 2007).
The second phase (late Miocene to mid Pleistocene) is characterized by progradation of slope, shelf and plains.
They also concluded that spatial patterns in heavy metals on the surfaces of tidal flats are important because they provide evidence of current contaminant levels, plus historical patterns resulting from the seaward progradation of tidal flat deposits, while Brack (11) and Johannesson, (12) used river bottom sediments to monitor environmental change, historical pollution trends and mapping anthropogenic and natural influences on river and estuarine systems.
describe Black Sea coastal geomorphological changes associated with sea level rise, delta progradation and delta lobe shifts modifying the living conditions and habitability in the Danube delta during Neolithic to Chalcolithic time.
The establishment of extensive seagrass meadows led to the rapid accumulation of marine and estuarine sediments, resulting in coastal progradation throughout the late Holocene (Edmonds 1995).
1996) concluded that cyclicity could be explained due to frequent progradation and retreat of what was basically a straight, tide-influenced shoreline onto a storm-dominated marine shelf.
Coastal progradation of this Top End low-energy coast is ongoing today in the context of a climate characterised by two major and clearly delineated seasons--an extended seven-month dry season from May to November, and a wet season from December to April featuring severe storms and cyclones that impact upon the coast.
In Argentina, the progradation of the Parana River Delta sets up a large sequence of change from sediment bars, continuously depositing at the shoreline, to mature islands located upstream, formed 700-900 years ago (Iriondo & Scota, 1979).