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Beach Ridge (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 143

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Ridge
Geoform Type Beach Ridge


Description
Definition A low, essentially continuous mound of beach (or beach-and-dune material) heaped up by the action of waves and currents on the backshore of a beach, beyond the present limit of storm waves or the reach of ordinary tides. The ridge can occur singly or as one of a series of approximately parallel deposits. The ridges are roughly parallel to the shoreline and represent successive positions of an advancing shoreline.