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|Tombolo near Karystos, Euboea, Greece|
- A tombolo is a deposition landform.
- It is an island attached to the mainland with narrow piece of land.
- It called as a spit or bar.
- Once attached island called as tied island.
- Several islands tied together by bars are called a tombolo cluster.
- Two tombolos form an enclosure ( lagoon).
- That normally fills sediment.
- Tombolos considered as isthmus.
|Angel Road Shodo Island,Japan|
- Formed by wave refraction.
- They slowed by shallow water surrounding it.
- These waves refract / bend around the island.
- The wave pattern created by water movement.
- The beach sediments are moving by lateral transport on the lee side.
- The beach shoreline, known as a spit.
- It will connect island & form a tombolo.
- Tombolos are more prone to natural fluctuations of profile.
- Tombolos are made through the construction of roads / parking lots.
- Tombolos are small piece of land(island).
- The Angel Road of Shodo Island, Japan
- Aupouri Peninsula, New Zealand
- Ayre o Swinister, Shetland Islands, Scotland
- Barrenjoey Headland, Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia
- Beavertail Point, Conanicut Island, Rhode Island
- Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain