FORMATION OF SPITS AND TOMBOLOS

A Spit is a long, narrow ridge of deposited materials that extends from the mainland into the sea. An example in Brunei is Muara Spit and Kuala Tutong Spit. When the spit is connected the island to the mainland to form a feature is called the Tombolos. The long shore drift transports materials along the […]

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FORMATION OF OFFSHORE BAR

Off shore bar is a long narrow ridge of deposited materials sand can be found lying away from and parallel to a coast. When the waves approach a gently sloping coast , friction between the waves and the sea bed causes the waves to break at some distance from the coast. Over time, more materialsĀ  […]

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FORMATION OF BEACHES

Beach is a zone of materials accumulated along the coast. A beach is formed when deposited materials carried by waves are accumulated in a zone along the coast. The materials on the beach vary in size from fine sand to pebbles . The waves sort these materials according to the weight. The finer sand deposited […]

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