Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Shingle Beach Ridge Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2226
This is a landscape consisting of coastal embankment landforms composed of coarse shingles on the outer margin of a coastal beach. Its development reflects a bay environment with a source of abundant shingles and persistent directional waves. In China, on the outer margin of the shingle beach near the coastal zone west of the Dashi (Big Rock) River estuary near Shanhaiguan, several long shingle beaches run east to west parallel to the coastline. The materials making up these shingle beaches came from rivers in mountain areas. These materials were transported to the coast during flood periods and moved by waves to form these shingle beaches (Fig. 28).
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