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Beach Scarp (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 154

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Scarp/Wall
Geoform Type Beach Scarp


Description
Definition An almost vertical slope (caused by wave erosion) that fronts a berm on a beach. Scarps may range in height from several centimeters to a few meters, depending on the character of the wave action and the nature and composition of the beach.