Beach ridge

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A low, essentially continuous mound of beach or beach-and-dune material (sand, gravel, shingle) 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, and occurring singly or as one of a series of approx. parallel deposits. The ridges are roughly parallel to the shoreline and represent successive positions of an advancing shoreline. AGI

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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