coastal dune

coastal dune

[′kōs·təl ′dün]
(geology)
A mobile mound of windblown material found along many sea and lake shores.
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We measured the coastal dune area based on aerial photographs and USGS topographic maps.
ABSTRACT--Many coastal dune ecosystems have been degraded by non-native dune vegetation, but these systems might still provide valuable habitat for some taxa, including amphibians.
2014) stated that seven types of coastal dune are identified on KwaZulu-Natal coast: estuary barrier dunes; mainland beach foredunes; prograded beachridge dunes; headland bypass dunes; transverse dune fields; parabolic/migrating dunefield; and climbing dunes.
South Walton County is lucky to have a string of 15 coastal dune lakes--a rare geologic resource.
such a magical beach getaway exists in the shape of Thonga Beach Lodge, set above a private, sandy beach and nestled into a magnificent coastal dune forest on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal.
In addition, the area forms the largest freshwater coastal dune system in the world, and so is a natural laboratory for studying geological theories about the process of coastal formation and change.
On the interest of plant functional classifications to study community-level effects of increased disturbance on coastal dune vegetation.
The source of sand to form a coastal dune comes from loose blowing sand on a beach.
Beach access is also restricted by elevated boardwalks to protect the coastal dune system.
Windflow circulation patterns in a coastal dune blowout, south coast of Lake Michigan.

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