alluvial fan


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Synonyms for alluvial fan

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

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The cross section begins at the top of the Nuomuhong alluvial fan in the south and extends to the Amunike Mountain piedmont in the north.
'Fortunately, communities living on those alluvial fans had been warned and evacuated.
We are blessed to be in Rutherford, on an alluvial fan, and close to the Mayacamas."
The MUZ site is underlain by Holocene unconsolidated stream deposits and Pliocene and Pleistocene alluvial fan deposits of Siwalik group.
Curiosity landed at the toe of an alluvial fan, and as Grotzinger explains, alluvial fans are deposits made by liquid water.
If we look more broadly in Gale Crater, we can see that there is a prominent feature that geologists call an alluvial fan.
The imagery shows an alluvial fan of material washed down from the rim, streaked by many apparent channels, sitting uphill of the new finds.
The site is between the north rim of Gale Crater and the base of Mount Sharp on the downslope of an alluvial fan.
Accumulation processes have a lower manifestation, especially, in creeks confluence area with the Valsan river mouth and its tributaries valleys as alluvial fan. Slope processes are the following: gullying, torrentiality and run-off.
These processes of alterations in the landscape are intense in the alluvial fan of the River Taquari (Mercante et.