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the horizontal distance separating successive crests or troughs


an accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake

rip current

a strong, narrow surface or near surface, current of short duration and high speed flowing seaward through the breaker zone at nearly right angles to the shore

wave cut

a seaward facing cliff along a steep shoreline formed by wave erosion at its base and mass wasting


the coast's seaward edge


highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moon

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