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Gilbert-type delta

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A river delta which consists of a wedge-shaped body of sediment, comprising relatively thin, flat-lying, topset sediments, long, steeply dipping foresets which prograde (see progradation)...

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Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The upper, nearly horizontal layers of sediment deposited on a Gilbert-type delta, generally characterized by the coarsest sediment found on the prograding (see progradation) delta. See...

See overview in Oxford Index