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barrier island
NOUN
1.
a broadened barrier beach, habitable in places, that provides a measure of protection for the mainland, as during hurricanes and tidal waves.
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Barrier island - Wikipedia

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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 ...

How Barrier Islands Work | HowStuffWorks

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Barrier islands are vacation spots and amazing ecosystems. Learn about barrier island habitats, fighting erosion of barrier islands and development's effects on ...

Barrier Islands—Habitat of the Month - NOAA Habitat Conservation ...

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As the first line of defense during storms that threaten coastal communities, barrier islands are very important for reducing the devastating effects of wind and  ...

Barrier Islands - SERC

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What are barrier islands? Barrier islands are long, relatively narrow islands that run along a coast parallel to the mainland. They are built up by the action of ...

How is coastal sand formed into barrier islands? - Small sand ...

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Coastal sand is organized into barrier islands when three conditions are met: There is a supply of sand sufficient to form islands;; sea level is rising; and; there  ...

Barrier islands facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...

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Get information, facts, and pictures about Barrier islands at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about Barrier islands easy with ...

Barrier Islands - Salem State University

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Barrier islands are detached linear islands of sand and/or gravel(rare) that run parallel to the shore and are back by a bay, lagoon, marsh, or tidal flat. Barrier ...

Barrier Islands and Sea Level Rise - Get started - Teach Ocean ...

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Barrier islands are islands made of sand or sediment that lay parallel to much of the Atlantic mainland coastline from Maine to Mexico, and the Gulf of Mexico ...