flood-plain landforms

   A variety of constructional and erosional features produced by stream channel migration and flooding, e.g., backswamp, braided stream, flood-plain splay, meander, meander belt, meander scroll, oxbow lake, and natural levee.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • geomorphic component - terraces, stepped landforms —    A group of fundamental, three dimensional pieces or areas of terraces, flood plain steps, and other stepped landforms (e.g., stacked lava flow units). In descending elevational order, the geomorphic components are the tread (the level to… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • alluvial plain —     a) A large assemblage of fluvial landforms (braided streams, terraces, etc.,) that form low gradient, regional ramps along the flanks of mountains and extend great distances from their sources (e.g., High Plains of North America.    SW.… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • coastal landforms — ▪ geology Introduction       any of the relief features present along any coast, the result of a combination of processes, sediments, and the geology of the coast itself.       The coastal environment of the world is made up of a wide variety of… …   Universalium

  • Indo-Gangetic Plain — Schematic map of the Indo Gangetic Plain …   Wikipedia

  • valley floor —    A general term for the nearly level to gently sloping, lowest surface of a valley. Landforms include axial stream channels, the flood plain, flood plain steps, and, in some areas, low terrace surfaces.    Compare: flood plain landforms,… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • braided stream —    A channel or stream with multiple channels that interweave as a result of repeated bifurcation and convergence of flow around inter channel bars, resembling (in plan view) the strands of a complex braid. Braiding is generally confined to broad …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • meandering channel —    The term meandering should be restricted to loops with channel length more than 1.5 to 2 times the meander wave length. Meandering stream channels commonly have cross sections with low width to depth ratios, cohesive (fine grained) bank… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Meander — For other uses, see Meander (disambiguation). A hypothetical stream bed following a tilted valley. The maximum gradient is along the down valley axis represented by a hypothetical straight channel. Meanders develop, which lengthen the course of… …   Wikipedia

  • valley — valleylike, adj. /val ee/, n., pl. valleys. 1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream. 2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system …   Universalium

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