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.
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.
This set is curved and it obliquely crosses one raised beach ridge and the swale to the seaward.
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).
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.