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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Foredune plain complexes (strand plain complexes) consist of parallel relict foredune ridges on sedimentary platforms accumulating in embayments, cuspate forelands, spits, and bars.
One more short rise and we were standing on the edge of the foredune looking out to the fog-covered sea.
Nordstrom, "A cyclic model of foredune blowout evolution for a leeward coast: Island Beach, New Jersey," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol.
Review of biological and geomorphological process involved in the initiation and development of incipient foredune. Royal Society of Edimburges.
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.
Biorn initiative the work of the forming and planting of the protective foredune was commenced at a settlement in Southern section of the Curonian Spit seashore to curb the sand drift and the seas reaching the plains beyond the dunes.
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.
Plant cover disturbance in the village is such that it is believed that the constraints to plant colonization are similar to the ones on the foredune: low nutrient and water availability and substrate instability (sand burial).
It has handicap-accessible picnic tables that look out over a foredune, where waves break on an endless beach.
(2000) presented what appear to be rather minor differences in topsoil water repellency amongst several types of grassland, shrubland, and woodland of the primary and secondary dunes (the foredune vegetation of Ammophila arenaria assuming, as mentioned before, an outlier position).
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.