alluvial fan

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

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Fortunately, communities living on those alluvial fans had been warned and evacuated.
Studied profiles from east to the west of the plain in Physiographies of gravelly collu- alluvial fans, piedmont plains, flood plains, and low lands.
In the knick point that connects the alluvial fan deposits of the Lagunillas pull apart basin and the Jurassic basement there is probably another fault that in some parts is covered by alluvial fan deposits, and no rupture evidences have been detected, probably because is covered by houses.
The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA has a great reputation for Pinot Noir, and growers there continue to fine tune clones, rootstocks and trellis systems to improve wine quality and a sense of the unique terroir on alluvial fans and escarpments located on the west side of the Salinas Valley.
If we look more broadly in Gale Crater, we can see that there is a prominent feature that geologists call an alluvial fan.
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 resulted gully erosion organisms and the processes of creeping form numerous alluvial fans in our surveyed areas;
indicate the existence of complex processes of change in the landscape of the Pantanal, resulting from the sedimentary dynamic in alluvial fans.
A general description of runoff agriculture comprises variants such as those that are carried out in basin bottomlands, in alluvial fans and hillsides and in the beds of watercourses.
River delta flood patterns modeled: A team of US physicists and geologists has created a computer model that should help to make flooding events on river deltas and alluvial fans more predictable.
Such prediction is needed to protect the hundreds of millions of people who are threatened by flooding on river deltas and alluvial fans.
The basal unit is the Honeycomb Point Formation, which is dominated by breccia, sandstone, and minor shale that record deposition mainly on alluvial fans.