Tombolo


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tombolo

[′täm·bə‚lō]
(geology)
A sand or gravel bar or spit that connects an island with another island or an island with the mainland. Also known as connecting bar; tie bar; tying bar.

Tombolo

 

one of the depositional forms of a shoreline. It is a low, narrow band of sand, gravel, or shell detritus that connects a nearby island with the shoreline. It is formed primarily as a result of beach and longshore drift.

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St Ninian's Isle, Shetland A large tombolo - a natural sand causeway with sea on either side - on the west coast of Shetland, linking the south mainland with the island.
a river meander in an alluvial plain (figure 1); as an object of educational exemplarity, such as a littoral tombolo (figure 2); as paleogeomorphological evidence, such as a river terrace or a glacial circus.
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Most of the peninsula comprises a Quaternary tombolo, with extensive sand deposits joining the Cape Reinga-North Cape geological block to mainland New Zealand (Stevens 1980).
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Two of the sandy barriers are terminal spits, and the other four comprise two double tombolo systems, separated by shallow lagoons, that extend between six of the islands.
El lugar conocido como Punta Catedral, es el resultado de un fenomeno geomorfologico interesante: en el pasado fue una isla que debido a la acumulacion de sedimentos se unio a la masa continental, formando una faja arenosa denominada tombolo.
En el sector sur de la isla de Los Pajaros, la plataforma de extension variable esta parcialmente cubierta por sedimentos actuales y en marea baja, permite la conexion de la isla con el continente, constituyendo un tombolo.
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