Conceptual diagram illustrating the differences in how barrier islands are formed along the shore. The structure of the island depends mainly on the balance between wave and tide energy.

Morphology of different barrier islands

Conceptual diagram illustrating the differences in how barrier islands are formed along the shore. The structure of the island depends mainly on the balance between wave and tide energy.

diagram Coastal Bays micro-tidal wave-dominated marsh creek lagoon ocean

Author(s)Jane Thomas
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2009-01-01
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
PublicationShifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays
Project(s)Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Dimensions1000 x 2874
Filesize729 kB
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Filetype(s) PNG
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Required AttributionJane Thomas, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)