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Barrier Island Migration



Key Attributes

Domain: coastal
Keywords: Barrier Island Migration
Model name: BARSIM
Name: Joep, Storms
Where: --
When: --


Short Description

Grade level: Graduate / Professional

Statement: Barrier Islands migrate over the shelf in response to sea level changes.

Abstract: Barrier Islands migrate over the shelf in response to sea level changes. Here the sandy deposits that form the actual island, first prograde outward, during sea level fall and then retrograde when sea level is coming up again.

Theory

Barrier Islands migrate over the shelf in response to sea level changes. The island first progrades outward, during sea level fall and then retrogrades when sea level is coming up again.

A elaborate discussion on classification can be found here: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/barrier-island.htm

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