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, which is beyond the present limit of storm waves. These ridges roughly parallel the relict or present shoreline.
A low, essentially continuous mound of beach and dune material heaped up by the ction of waves and currents on the backshore of a beach beyond the present limit of storm waves or of ordinary tides, and occurring singly or as one of a series of approximately parallel deposits. They represent successive positions of an advancing shoreline.
An arcuate ridge of sand that parallels or sub-parallels a coast. Beach ridges are formed by fluctuation in water level that create the core of the ridge. Later they increase in size by the addition of dune sand.