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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The modern city of Quetta obscures much of the natural topography of the valley, but satellite images show that large areas of it are alluvial fan deposits incised by the various torrents and rivers that pass though the area.
When we look at the location of the Curiosity landing site with respect to the alluvial fan we can see that the rover landed downstream of the fan.
The rounded shape of some stones in the conglomerate indicates long-distance transport from above the rim, where a channel named Peace Vallis feeds into the alluvial fan.
The rocks in the outcrops were formed when water transported gravels downslope to bottom of alluvial fan, where they remained for some time.
The basal unit is the Honeycomb Point Formation, which is dominated by breccia, sandstone, and minor shale that record deposition mainly on alluvial fans.
Isotopic and geochemical evidence of regional-scale anisotropy and interconnectivity of an alluvial fan system, Cochabamba Valley, Bolivia.
In the Talgar alluvial fan approximately 63 per cent of the places
The alluvial fan sage scrub is one of the largest stands remaining in Southern California.
Although Santa Rosa Creek is deeply incised into the fan deposits at the pipeline undercrossing, the steep stream banks are above the groundwater level and composed predominately of fine-grained alluvial fan deposits.
The uranium host is a 3500+ foot wide south-trending sequence of strongly reduced braided stream deposits grading into a system of alluvial fan and flood plain sediments.
The site of Tuzusai is located on the Talgar alluvial fan, on the northern foothills of the Tien Shan mountain range in the Semirechye region of southeastern Kazakhstan (FIGURE 1).
The funds, allocated via the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, would assist to fund permanent repairs to Old Fall River Road and for the Alluvial Fan area, and ensure visitors have a safe way for experiencing the national park heritage.
Holocene alluvial fan and terrace formation in the Bowland Fells, Northwest England, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 12: 249-57.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will partner with California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) Water Resources Institute to develop an Alluvial Fan Task Force.
Under the plan submitted to the BLM, Western will excavate several trenches to bed rock across key washes that cross an ancient alluvial fan on the southeastern face of Bald Mountain and north of Mud Springs Gulch.