Oceans and seas

Beach berm

October 28, 2011, 9:06 am

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.

caption Source: University of California San Diego

A beach may have more than one berm.

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(2011). Beach berm. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbed0c7896bb431f68f506


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