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overwash

[′ō·vər‚wäsh]
(geology)
A mass of water representing the part of the wave advancing up a beach that runs over the highest part of the berm (or other structure) and that does not flow directly back to the sea or lake.
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Nests failed primarily from overwash and predation although abandonment, failure of eggs to hatch, and deterioration of the nesting substrate (i.
Media voices overwash all, blurring the inevitable: Psyche's creditcard sorting of the selves into collectives.
The seawall itself is capped by a 3 1/2-foot splash wall so ocean spray and overwash can't enter streets and houses.
Active or abandoned levees and overwash fans (where floods break through the levee) have good, light, sandy and silty loam, easy to work and annually refreshed with water and new silt.
As the publishing industry embraces the all-digital workflows and computer-to-plate technology, large format DOD inkjets will flood into the proofing market and overwash the analog proofing islands to the point that they eventually disappear.
The small land area and harsh environment of Wake Atoll, where food supplies are probably diminished in times of drought, extensive overwash, or higher rat populations would have provided strong selection factors for reduced body size, whereas the head would need to be sufficiently large to obtain and process food, and to function efficiently in interspecific aggressive interactions.
overwash fans, burial of large areas under sand, and damage to or
She became interested in nearshore oceanography while studying coastal overwash during her first Job, at the U.
Monitoring also increased, with interns being posted at the most vulnerable section of piping plover habitat, the Overwash, from 5:00 a.
What you don't want to do is overwash your tender tissues.
Seabeach amaranth typically occurs on sparsely vegetated areas such as interdunal flats, overwash flats, lower foredunes, and points of non-eroding beaches.