beach ridge


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beach ridge

[′bēch ‚rij]
(geology)
A continuous mound of beach material behind the beach that was heaped up by waves or other action.
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A beach ridge is a wave-swept or wave-deposited coastal geomorphic feature running parallel to a shoreline.
Tenders are invited for Coastal construction services to construct the mcfaddin national wildlife refuge beach ridge restoration project.
Faisal al-Naimi The 25m-long trench has been excavated across a beach ridge which has revealed many overlying prehistoric layers.
Several discrete middens are incorporated within a continuous archaeological complex (site M24/11) that extends hundreds of metres along the Golden Bay shoreline over a gently undulating beach ridge (Figures 3 and 4).
My father was born in 1923 and grew up on a small farm along what was once the beach ridge of Lake Agassiz.
In particular, we consider beach ridge size, continuity, and morphology as measures of wave forcing combined with sediment supply.
In the case of Lake Wyara, site 3 was in a beach ridge, and field textures varied down the profile from sand to light clay (essentially a texture-contrast soil).
The Tidal Flat is located in the southern part of the region; it is bordered on the inland by the High Plain and on the coast by the Beach Ridge Plain (Figures 2a and 3a).
This study examines the development of the beach ridge plain at Sturgeon Bay, Michigan, and the soil formation in the ridges.
The morphology of spits comprises a strand plain of beach ridge and swales and successive trains of dunes.
Worse, similarly-sized Cape Pond and Beach Ridge Pond dried up.