foredune

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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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Foredunes and beaches provide recreational opportunities and facilitate sediment storage and transport, but human activities also affect the sediment budget.
But aeolian processes cannot serve as the primary building mechanisms for the ridge systems under this study, as the existing shore-parallel ridges are too regular and continuous over long sequences, and their uninterrupted, gentle curving patterns differ considerably from the typical patterns of dunes and foredunes.
Environmental filtering and plant functional types on mexican foredunes along the Gulf of Mexico.
At one point we glimpsed the distant foredunes through the trees, but the fog obscured our full view of the ocean.
(2014) stated that seven types of coastal dune are identified on KwaZulu-Natal coast: estuary barrier dunes; mainland beach foredunes; prograded beachridge dunes; headland bypass dunes; transverse dune fields; parabolic/migrating dunefield; and climbing dunes.
3 and 4D), formed by sand sheets and some foredunes with a smoothed crest (NW-SE).
As is typical for beaches on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, the volume of the contemporary marine sand is quite limited, active foredunes are missing, and ancient dunes dominate the landscape inland.
Land and Soil Capability class for wind erosion hazard Wind erodibility Wind Average annual rainfall (mm) class of erosive Exposure surface soil power to wind >500 300-500 200-300 <200 Low Low Low 1 2 3 6 Moderate 1 2 3 6 High 2 3 4 7 Moderate Low 1 2 3 6 Moderate 2 3 4 6 High 3 4 5 7 High Low 2 3 4 6 Moderate 3 4 5 7 High 4 5 6 7 Moderate Low Low 2 3 4 7 Moderate 3 4 5 7 High 4 5 6 8 Moderate Low 2 3 4 6 Moderate 3 4 5 7 High 4 5 6 8 High Low 3 4 5 7 Moderate 4 5 6 8 High 5 6 7 8 High Low Low 3 4 5 7 Moderate 4 5 6 8 High 5 6 7 8 Moderate Low 4 5 6 8 Moderate 5 6 7 8 High 6 7 8 8 High Low 5 6 7 8 Moderate 6 7 8 8 High 7 (8 (A 8 8 8 Mobile sand bodies such as coastal beaches, foredunes and blowouts are Class 8.
Soil microorganisms control plant ectoparasitic nematodes in natural coastal foredunes. Oecol., 152: 505514
At the start of each trial, we established paired 50-m radius control and treatment plots on the foredunes north and south of the midpoint of each 500-m section, with plot edges separated by 25 m.