The beach berm is the nearly horizontal portion of a beach on the backshore formed by the deposition of sediment by receding waves; the long linear axis of the beach berm is roughly parallel to the shoreline.
Source: University of California San Diego
A beach may have more than one berm.
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- Physical Oceanography Index
- Paul D. Komar. Beach Processes and Sedimentation. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976.