foredune

foredune

[′fȯr‚dün]
(geology)
A coastal dune or ridge that is parallel to the shoreline of a large lake or ocean and is stabilized by vegetation.
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Our study investigated the locations and characteristics of wrack relative to the rate of sand transport and deposition near the foredune at P.
One more short rise and we were standing on the edge of the foredune looking out to the fog-covered sea.
Differences in the conservation status of the sites were found, ranging from the total disappearance of the foredune habitats to the presence of the complete psammophilous (sand-loving) plant communities.
Relatively homogenous littoral linear landscapes comprising of sand or shingle beaches with foredune or cliff prevail in south-eastern coasts of the Baltic Sea.
Poilsiautoju sklaidos Kursiu nerijos apsauginiame papludimio kopagubryje ypatumai [Distributions patterns of holiday-makers in the foredune ridge of Curonian spit], Geografijos metrastis 35(1-2): 101-117.
It forms an extensive system of horizontal and vertical rhizomes, which constitutes the "skeleton" of the foredune.
It has handicap-accessible picnic tables that look out over a foredune, where waves break on an endless beach.
Whereas in the present case the foredune vegetation was exceptional in that its topsoil was entirely wettable, in the Dutch case it was exceptional in that its topsoil was predominantly wettable.
Yet we know that in the embryo and foredune zones, where dune-building occurs, the primary control on plants is their ability to withstand burial by sand.
The foredune habitat of the southeastern beach mouse also has suffered greatly from development and dune erosion.
Type 1 middens were found in sparsely vegetated dune blowouts extending from behind a usually low foredune to close to the high tide zone.
Once, not long ago, White Point was "just a bunch of tin sheds in the lee of the foredune.