Foredune

A foredune is a kind of dune ridge that runs parallel to the shore of an ocean, lake, bay, or estuary. Foredunes consist of sand deposited by wind on a vegetated part of the shore. Foredunes can be classified generally as incipient or established. Foredunes may begin as shadow dunes that form in the wind shadows of clumps of vegetation. Several sh...
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foredune

(from the article `beach`) ...strongly affects the dynamics of the beach. The beach is exposed to the sea wind, and sand is usually blown off to the rear parts of the beach, ... ...dunes, or coppice mounds, actually may form on the backshore of the beach. If sediment continues to be supplied and beach erosion does not destroy ... [2 ...
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