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Back Barrier Flat (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 95

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Flat
Geoform Type Back Barrier Flat

Definition A subaerial, gently sloping landform on the lagoon side of the barrier beach ridge. These flats are composed predominantly of sand washed over (or through) the beach ridge during tidal surges (modified from Jackson 1997).