alluvial fan

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  • noun

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a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out

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Studied profiles from east to the west of the plain in Physiographies of gravelly collu- alluvial fans, piedmont plains, flood plains, and low lands.
Holocene alluvial fan and terrace formation in the Bowland Fells, Northwest England, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 12: 249-57.
Based on calcium carbonate accumulations in the soils of the older pediment surface and alluvial fans, these deposits are probably from 8000 to 15,000 years old.
We got a ride from Nazca to just outside of town, where the great alluvial fans are at their lowest point, twenty-three hundred feet, at the interface between the Andean foothills and the coastal plain.
Alluvial fans are prevalent throughout Southern California and are most common in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Orange, Imperial and San Diego counties.
Alluvial fans and the adjacent river terraces are ideal for practising dry land farming reliant on winter or summer rainfall.
Alluvial fans are cone-shaped deposits of gravel and sand that accumulate where streams exit mountains.
lepidus on Indio Mountains Research Station, most of the landscape is represented by rocky slopes, alluvial fans, and adjacent arroyos, so our two observations support the hypothesis that C.
The Nova license also incorporates extensions of the alluvial fans and potential aquifers present on the western portion of the Allana license.
Such prediction is needed to protect the hundreds of millions of people who are threatened by flooding on river deltas and alluvial fans.
Surface drainage on the piedmonts and alluvial fans subdivisions are generally canalized in wadis with variable flow patterns exhibiting complexly braided channel morphologies (Menges and Woodward, 1993).
The basal unit is the Honeycomb Point Formation, which is dominated by breccia, sandstone, and minor shale that record deposition mainly on alluvial fans.
Alluvial fans develop where the stream trunk enters the "Delta" as these streams lose their energy and their bed load.
the treatments of alluvial fans and of fluid inclusions.
Two research groups of the Geological Society of London claim that they chose Sorbas, in southeastern Spain as the cite for 2003 a conference on alluvial fans because it is a tectonically active dry region with a wide range of Quaternary alluvial fans.