backshore


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

backshore:

see beachbeach,
a gently sloping zone where deposits of unconsolidated sediments are subject to wave action at the shore of an ocean or lake. Most of the sediment making up a beach is supplied by rivers or by the erosion of highlands adjacent to the coast.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

backshore

[′bak‚shȯr]
(geology)
The upper shore zone that is beyond the advance of the usual waves and tides. Also known as back beach; backshore beach.
References in periodicals archive ?
The backshore of the beach is limited by urban infrastructures.
These cover types included intertidal zone (the zone between the water and the day's high tide line, which on the bay side contained the sand flats), fresh wrack (washed up organic debris from the most recent high tide), old wrack (clumps of sand-covered wrack deposited by earlier high tides), backshore (flat, dry sandy area between the mean high tide line and the dune, including bare and vegetated substrates), and dune (a low sandy ridge).
These include fresh wrack, old wrack, backshore (bare and vegetated strata), and dune.
This is true of the Mulurulu and Mungo lunettes, and the backshore areas between Lakes Garnpung and Leaghur and Mungo (Figure 2), where erosion has produced wide exposures of archaeological material (Johnston & Clark 1998: 114-5).
Seasonal variation in vegetative cover, species richness, species composition and species importance were compared in the backshore and primary dunes topographic zones at a dune protection area and an unprotected site on South Padre Island, Texas, from May 2004 to April 2005.