barrier island

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07:54 Mar 29, 2009
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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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Definition from Wikipedia:
En sandbanke er en ansamling af sand eller grus i en flod, kystzone eller flodudløb. Banken kan være med eller uden vegetation, og ofte vandrer den sådan, at den eroderes på den ene side og øges på andre siden. Størrelsen kan variere fra nogle meter til flere kilometer som barriereøer langs hele kystlinjen. Søkort markerer sådanne landformer som grunde, men de er ofte vanskelige at lokalisere da de flytter sig.

Example sentence(s):
  • Skitseprofil fra Nordsøen, ind over en barriereø og på tværs af lagunen ind til hovedlandet. - Geocenter Denmark  
  • Den [Blåvands Huk] er en særlig udformning af en barriereø som Fanø og Rømø. - Geus  
  • Byen Galveston ligger på en lang, men smal barriereø ud for kysten - og er oprindeligt blot en kun 1-3 meter høj sandbanke. - TV 2  

barrierekyst - barrier beach
kystrev - barrier reef

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