Backset beds

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Inclined layers of sand developed on gentler dune slope to windward. These beds may constitute a large part of total volume of a dune, especially if there is sufficient vegetation to trap most sand before it can cross over to slip face.

Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982. Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall

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