Some articles on barrier beaches, barrier:
... These estuaries are semi-isolated from ocean waters by barrier beaches (barrier islands and barrier spits) ... Formation of barrier beaches partially encloses the estuary with only narrow inlets allowing contact with the ocean waters ... The barrier beaches that enclose bar-built estuaries have been developed in several ways 1) upbuilding of offshore bars from wave action, in which sand from the seafloor is deposited in elongate ...
Famous quotes containing the words beaches and/or barrier:
“They commonly celebrate those beaches only which have a hotel on them, not those which have a humane house alone. But I wished to see that seashore where mans works are wrecks; to put up at the true Atlantic House, where the ocean is land-lord as well as sea-lord, and comes ashore without a wharf for the landing; where the crumbling land is the only invalid, or at best is but dry land, and that is all you can say of it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.”
—Thomas Brackett Reed (18391902)