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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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toeset

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

The base of a Gilbert-type delta, usually characterized by fine-grained sediment deposited at the toe of the prograding (see progradation) foreset. See also topset.

See overview in Oxford Index