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Shore Complex (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 166

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Shore Complex


Description
Definition Generally a narrow, elongate area that parallels a coastline—commonly cutting across diverse inland landforms. Shore complexes are dominated by landforms derived from active coastal processes that give rise to beach ridges, washover fans, beaches, dunes, wave-cut platforms, barrier islands, cliffs, etc. (Schoeneberger and Wysocki 2005).