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Barrier island

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Barrier islands are coastal landforms and a type of dune system that are exceptionally flat or lumpy areas of sand that form by wave and tidal action parallel to the mainland coast. [1]

70 relations: Aeolian processes, Aggradation, Backshore, Bald Head Island, North Carolina, Berm, Bioturbation, Boulder Bank, Brackish water, Cat Island (Mississippi), Chesapeake Bay, Coast, Cross-bedding, Dauphin Island, Alabama, Delaware Bay, East Coast of the United States, Fossil, Frisian Islands, Granodiorite, Grove Karl Gilbert, Gulf Coast of the United States, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Headland, Horn Island (Mississippi), Hypoxia (environmental), Inlet, Intertidal zone, Island, Island welding, Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, Lagoon, Last Island, Louisiana, Lido di Venezia, Long Beach Island, Longshore drift, Louisiana, Matakana Island, Miramichi Bay, Mississippi River, Mudflat, Nelson, New Zealand, New Brunswick, New Zealand, North Frisian Barrier Island, Outer Banks, Outer barrier, Overwash, Padre Island, Petit Bois Island (Mississippi), Rabbit Island, New Zealand, Raritan Bay, ..., Sea Islands, Sea level, Seabed, Sediment transport, Sedimentary structures, Ship Island (Mississippi), Shoal, South Island, Spit (landform), Tasman Bay, Tauranga Harbour, Texas barrier islands, Tidal range, United States, Venice, Virginia Barrier Islands, Wave power, Wetland, Wiley-Blackwell, William John McGee. Expand index (20 more) »

Aeolian processes

Aeolian processes, also spelled eolian or æolian, pertain to wind activity in the study of geology and weather and specifically to the wind's ability to shape the surface of the Earth (or other planets).

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Aggradation (or alluviation) is the term used in geology for the increase in land elevation, typically in a river system, due to the deposition of sediment.

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The backshore area of a beach extends from the limit of high water foam lines to dunes or extreme inland limit of the beach.

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Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Bald Head Island, historically Smith Island, is a village located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States.

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A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier (usually made of compacted soil) separating two areas.

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Bioturbation is defined as the reworking of soils and sediments by animals or plants.

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Boulder Bank

The Boulder Bank is a very unusual naturally formed landform in Nelson, New Zealand.

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Brackish water

Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.

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Cat Island (Mississippi)

Cat Island is a barrier island off the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary in the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia.

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A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean, or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake.

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In geology, cross-bedding is layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane.

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Dauphin Island, Alabama

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico.

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Delaware Bay

Delaware Bay is the estuary outlet of the Delaware River on the Northeast seaboard of the United States.

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East Coast of the United States

The East Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Eastern United States meets the North Atlantic Ocean.

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A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Frisian Islands

The Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Islands or the Wadden Sea Islands, form an archipelago at the eastern edge of the North Sea in northwestern Europe, stretching from the northwest of the Netherlands through Germany to the west of Denmark.

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Granodiorite is a phaneritic-textured intrusive igneous rock similar to granite, but containing more plagioclase feldspar than orthoclase feldspar.

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Grove Karl Gilbert

Grove Karl Gilbert (May 6, 1843 – May 1, 1918), known by the abbreviated name G. K. Gilbert in academic literature, was an American geologist.

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Gulf Coast of the United States

The Gulf Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Southern United States meets the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French: Golfe du Saint-Laurent) is the outlet of the North American Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean.

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A headland (or simply head) is a coastal landform, a point of land usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends into a body of water.

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Horn Island (Mississippi)

Horn Island is a long, thin barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, south of Ocean Springs.

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Hypoxia (environmental)

Hypoxia refers to low oxygen conditions.

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An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of salt water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh.

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Intertidal zone

The intertidal zone, also known as the foreshore and seashore and sometimes referred to as the littoral zone, is the area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide (in other words, the area between tide marks).

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An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Island welding

Island welding is a geomorphological term to describe the process of welding sandy barrier islands back on to the mainland.

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Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont

Jean-Baptiste Armand Louis Léonce Élie de Beaumont (25 September 1798 – 21 September 1874) was a French geologist.

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A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.

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Last Island, Louisiana

Last Island (Official name: Isle Dernière, often misspelled as Îsle Dernière, Isle Dernier, L'Îsle Dernière, Île Dernière, etc.) was a barrier island and a pleasure resort southwest of New Orleans on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, United States.

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Lido di Venezia

The Lido, or Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia), is an long sandbar in Venice, northern Italy; it is home to about 20,000 residents.

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Long Beach Island

Long Beach Island (colloquially known as LBI or simply The Island) is a barrier island and summer colony along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in the United States.

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Longshore drift

Longshore drift is a geological process that consists of the transportation of sediments (clay, silt, sand and shingle) along a coast parallel to the shoreline, which is dependent on oblique incoming wind direction.

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Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Matakana Island

Matakana Island is located in the western Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island.

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Miramichi Bay

Miramichi Bay is an estuary located on the west coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick, at the mouth of the Miramichi River.

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Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.

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Mudflats or mud flats, also known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is deposited by tides or rivers.

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Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson (Whakatū) is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay.

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick (Nouveau-Brunswick; Canadian French pronunciation) is one of three Maritime provinces on the east coast of Canada.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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North Frisian Barrier Island

North Frisian Barrier Island is the collective term for three barrier islands (outer shoals) due west of the German Halligen in the North Frisian Islands archipelago.

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Outer Banks

The Outer Banks (OBX) is a string of barrier islands and spits off the coast of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, on the east coast of the United States.

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Outer barrier

The outer barrier, also known as the Long Island and New York City barrier islands, refers to the string of barrier islands that divide the lagoons south of Long Island, New York from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Overwash is the flow of water and sediment over a coastal dune or beach crest during storm events (or other sitations with high water).

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Padre Island

Padre Island is the largest of the Texas barrier islands and is the world's longest barrier island.

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Petit Bois Island (Mississippi)

Petit Bois Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Mississippi, south of Pascagoula.

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Rabbit Island, New Zealand

Moturoa / Rabbit Island is a small island located in the southernmost part of the Tasman Bay, in the northern coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Raritan Bay

Raritan Bay is a bay located at the southern portion of Lower New York Bay between the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey and is part of the New York Bight.

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Sea Islands

The Sea Islands are a chain of tidal and barrier islands on the Atlantic Ocean coast of the Southeastern United States.

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Sea level

Mean sea level (MSL) (often shortened to sea level) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.

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The seabed (also known as the seafloor, sea floor, or ocean floor) is the bottom of the ocean.

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Sediment transport

Sediment transport is the movement of solid particles (sediment), typically due to a combination of gravity acting on the sediment, and/or the movement of the fluid in which the sediment is entrained.

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Sedimentary structures

Sedimentary structures are those structures formed during sediment deposition.

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Ship Island (Mississippi)

Ship Island is the collective name for two barrier islands off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore: East Ship Island and West Ship Island.

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In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.

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South Island

The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island.

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Spit (landform)

A spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform off coasts or lake shores.

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Tasman Bay

Tasman Bay / Te Tai-o-Aorere, originally known as Blind Bay, is a large V-shaped bay at the north end of New Zealand's South Island.

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Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga Harbour is the natural tidal harbour that surrounds Tauranga CBD and the Mount Maunganui area of Tauranga, New Zealand, and which flows into the Pacific Ocean at Mount Maunganui and Bowentown.

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Texas barrier islands

The Texas barrier islands are a group of barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of Texas.

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Tidal range

The tidal range is the vertical difference between the high tide and the succeeding low tide.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Venice (Venezia,; Venesia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.

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Virginia Barrier Islands

The Virginia Barrier Islands are a continuous chain of long, thin, low-lying, sand and scrub barrier islands separated from one another by narrow inlets and from the mainland by a series of shallow marshy tidal bays along the entire coast of the Virginia end of the Delmarva Peninsula.

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Wave power

Wave power is the capture of energy of wind waves to do useful work – for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or pumping water.

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A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons.

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William John McGee

William John McGee, LL.D. (April 17, 1853 – September 4, 1912) was an American inventor, geologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist, born in Farley, Iowa.

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