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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.
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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.
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Backshore slopes are fairly consistent throughout, except where higher-relief bedrock is exposed.
Unlike many coastal beach systems where a defined storm ridge or dune line protects against periodic high water, the fairly even backshore slope in Iqaluit produces incremental landward incursion of floodwater.
Species richness was greater at Site 1 than at Site 2 (Table 2), especially in the backshore zone.
There was no seasonal variation in dominance among seasons in the backshore zone at Site 1.
The landscape of the study area consists of a foreshore bounded by Hudson Bay and either (1) shallow quartzite rock cliffs, possibly supporting aeolian dune formations, or (2) a backshore area containing aeolian dune formations (Fig.
The aeolian dunes within the backshore region are partitioned into two communities: the open dune community and the stable dune community.
1998), the regrowth of riparian boreal forests after timber harvesting is not different from that found previously for backshore boreal forests within the same region (Ellis and Mattice, 1974).
5 cm diameter) installed at 5m intervals in a grid that extended across the backshore, foredune and blowout on the dune ridge (Figure 4).