coastal dune

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A ridge or hill which forms when marine deposits of sand are blown to the back of the beach. ‘Dune initiation is often site-specific and dependent on the mechanisms by which sand can be delivered from the shoreface to points where it will be reworked into available accommodation space’ (Aagaard et al. (2007) Geomorph. 83, 1–2).

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