Talk:Tied island

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I know this is very rough, but todays Featured Article uses a generally unfamiliar term, so I have knocked this up to define and give another example, with crude but relevent refs. Please do improve by putting in pics and proper in-line refs. I need to go to bed! —Preceding unsigned comment added by IceDragon64 (talkcontribs)

" (formerly known as North Coronado Isaland); "[edit]

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  • Please do explain why this is in the article; that does not even appear to be a word.

hopiakuta Please do sign your communiqué .~~Thank You, DonFphrnqTaub Persina. 12:55, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

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hopiakuta Please do sign your communiqué .~~Thank You, DonFphrnqTaub Persina. 16:05, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Definition of Tied Island[edit]

This article defines a "tied island" as one connected to the mainland by a tombolo. The article uses the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach as the prime example. However, the Chesil Beach article itself says "The beach is often identified as a tombolo, although research into the geomorphology of the area has revealed that it is in fact a barrier beach which has "rolled" landwards, joining the mainland with Portland Bill, giving the appearance of a tombolo." So the prime example here is in fact not tied to the mainland with a tombolo. We either need to expand the definition of a tied island to cover situations like Chesil Beach, or we need to replace Chesil Beach with a different example. Jheiss (talk) 14:58, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Well, yes, I read that bit about IOP and Chesil Beach when I was creating the article. Technically we should find out if an island linked to the mainland by a rolled-in barrier beach can be called a Tied-Island, or whether Chesil Beach should now correctly be called a Tombolo. Personally, I am quite sure that it is still correct to call IOP a Tied Island and I would be happy to ammend the article that way if a geographer could confirm that Chesil beach cannot be called a Tombolo. However, I personally ask- what would you call Chesil Beach now? What is the correct term?

IceDragon64 (talk) 23:34, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

I now think it would be safer to use better, clearer examples of Tied Islands, that have suitable pictures which really show what one is like. I chose these two originally as, being British, they were two I was familiar with. I am not going to change anything else as I am not a geographer and I do not know what would be the best examples. I still challenge anyone to tell me what you would call Chesil Beach now if it were not to be a Tombolo; I also challenge anyone to tell me what IOP is now if it is not a Tied Island.

IceDragon64 (talk) 12:14, 26 November 2015 (UTC)