Cross-shore profile

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Definition of Cross-shore profile:
A cross-section taken perpendicular to a given beach contour; the profile may include the face of a dune or seawall, extend over the backshore, across the foreshore, and seaward underwater into the nearshore zone.[1].
This is the common definition for Cross-shore profile, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also:

Shoreface profile
Active coastal zone.
Definitions of coastal terms


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.