shoreface

shoreface

[′shȯr‚fās]
(geology)
The narrow, steeply sloping zone between the seaward limit of the shore at low water and the nearly horizontal offshore zone.
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Twenty four facies have been identified including six siliciclastic lithofacies belong to oxygenated coastal belt-tidal flat consists of 1-Gcm lithofacies as beach channel fill 2-3-two sandstone lithofacies belongs to shoreface and offshore transition 4-siltstone lithofacies belongs to offshore and supratidal 5-6-two shale lithofacies consist of shale devoid of fossils belongs to supratidal and shale with foraminifera belongs to shallow open marine, one evaporative lithofacies belongs to saline, seventeen carbonate faciesfrom sea toward land consist of nine facies most of them micritic belong to open marine, two grain stone facies belong to barrier, five miliolid, ostracoda and peloid facies belong to lagoon and one marl with no fossils facies belongs to supratidal.
Stratigraphic evolution from shoreface to shelf-indenting channel depositional systems during transgression: Insights from the lower Pliocene Sua Member of the basal Upper Onzole Formation, Borbon Basin, northwest Ecuador.
It will protect valuable public infrastructure such as evacuation routes and utilities, will reduce flooding of roads and homes behind the shoreface, and help first-responders react during emergency situations.
These sediments correspond to very shallow upper shoreface to foreshore carbonate environments.
The influence of cryogenic processes on the erosional Arctic shoreface.
At the time of deposition of Winameg and Lyle's ridges, this area would have been the shallow shoreface of the early Lake Maumee (Figs.
Peter Sandstone is attributed to multicyclical marine shoreface and coastal aeolian processes acting upon sediment derived from older Cambrian and Precambrian sands (Mazzullo and Ehrlich, 1983; Winfree, 1983; Dott and others, 1986; Dott, 2003).
Several of Georgia's barrier islands include a combination of Pleistocene remnant islands with more rapidly accreted Holocene shoreface sands.
Hydrodynamic modelling was carried out for simulating wind- and wave-generated currents on the shoreface for different wind conditions.
From there, he examines morphological elements and physical processes on the beach and upper shoreface.