Beach Profile (English)
Perfile de la playa
Profil de la plage (Français)
Measurement of the elevation or height of the beach surface taken along a line that runs from the dune to the water across the beach. Profiles taken at different dates can be compared to illustrate and quantify storm, seasonal, and longer-term changes in beach width, height, volume, and shape.
Reference document: Beach and Dune Profiles: An Educational Tool for Observing and Comparing Dynamic Coastal Environments