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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Large boulders of ferricrete and cemented sand had rolled down some of the foredunes in the area in recent months.
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.
Wrack's Influence on the Foredunes of Lake Michigan.
At one point we glimpsed the distant foredunes through the trees, but the fog obscured our full view of the ocean.
A possible strategy for the conservation and management of these coastal areas could be to protect the foredunes from erosion and limit trampling through the installation of footbridges or the use of appropriate fences.
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.
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.
Pannes (also called "swales") are intradunal shallow ponds located in the depressions leeside of foredunes or embryonic dunes.