barrier island

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07:54 Oct 1, 2008
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Science - Geology
Additional field(s): Geography
English term or phrase: barrier island
Definition from CENGAGE learning:
A ridge of sand that runs parallel to the main coast but is separated from it by a bay or lagoon. Barrier islands range from 10 to 100 kilometers in length and from 2 to 5 kilometers in width. A barrier island may be as high as 6 meters above sea level. barrier reef A long, narrow reef that runs parallel to the main coast but is separated from it by a wide lagoon.

Example sentence(s):
  • Many people own vacation homes or condominiums on barrier islands, and more barrier islands are being developed for tourism. However, barrier islands are fragile, constantly changing ecosystems that are important for coastal geology and ecology. HowStuffWorks
  • The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources. Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
  • Because of the lack of development, North Captiva Island is one of the last barrier islands home to bobcats and river otters. Barrier island Beach Rental
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5 +1set ada
Selcuk Akyuz


  

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set ada


Definition from own experience or research:
Kıyıya paralel olarak uzanan, kum ve çakıllardan oluşmuş, üstünde bitki örtüsü ve bataklık bölgeler bulunan, buzullaşma sonrası (postglasiyal) dönemde deniz seviyesinin yükselmesiyle oluşan ada veya adalar sırası; sedadası ve bariyer ada olarak da bilinir.

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  • İkinci çevrim kayaç topluluğunu ise havza içi süreçlerin daha baskın olduğu, dönemsel hareketli ancak genelde sakin bir set ada lagüner sistemde çökelmiş kayaçlar oluşturur. - ulakbim  
  • Özellikle akarsu, kıyı ovası, delta ve/veya sedadası gibi ortamları temsil eden silisiklastikler, saha ölçeğinde izlenebilen tipik ilişkiler gösterirler. - TPJD Bülteni  
  • Deniz düzeyi yükselimine bağlı olarak gelişen transgresyon alüvyon yelpazesi üzerinde denizel çökellerin gelişimine, kıyı kuşağı sisteminin gerilemesine, bunun yanı sıra bariyer adası gerisinde lagün ortamının gelişmesine neden olmuştur. - MTA Dergisi  
Selcuk Akyuz
Turkey
Local time: 06:21
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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