Definitions

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  • n. A narrow, steeply sloping zone between a seaward limit of the shore at low water and a nearly horizontal offshore zone.

Etymologies

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shore +‎ face

Examples

  • Discrimination of nearshore, shoreface and estuarine ice on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, using Radarsat-1 and airborne polarimetric c-band SAR.

    Permafrost in the Arctic

  • The Sapelo Island Reserve habitats include a sand-sharing system comprised of shoreface, foreshore, backshore and dune components; an extensive band of salt marsh (comprising two-thirds of the reserve) and some 2,300 acres of upland forest, dominated by stands of oak hardwoods and pines.

    Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgia

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