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distributary

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A branch of a river or glacier which flows away from the mainstream and does not return to it.

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distributary channel

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

A natural stream channel that branches from a trunk stream which it may or may not rejoin. It occurs typically on the surface of an alluvial fan or delta, where it may be part of a complex,...

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distributary

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A branch of a river or glacier which flows away from the mainstream and does not return to it.

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distributary

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 20 words.

A branch of a river or glacier which flows away from the mainstream and does not return to it.

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distributary

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 20 words.

A branch of a river or glacier which flows away from the mainstream and does not return to it.

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distributary channel

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 84 words.

A natural stream channel that branches from a trunk stream which it may or may not rejoin. It occurs typically

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distributary channel

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 83 words.

A natural stream channel that branches from a trunk stream which it may or may not rejoin. It occurs typically

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distributary channel

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 83 words.

A natural stream channel that branches from a trunk stream which it may or may not rejoin. It occurs typically

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distributary channel

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 84 words.

A natural stream channel that branches from a trunk stream which it may or may not rejoin. It occurs typically

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anabranching channel

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

A type of distributary river channel that separates from its trunk stream and may flow parallel to it for several

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anabranching channel

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 47 words.

A type of *distributary channel that separates from its trunk stream and may flow parallel to it for several

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anabranching channel

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 47 words.

A type of *distributary channel that separates from its trunk stream and may flow parallel to it for several

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anabranching channel

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 89 words.

A *distributary channel which leaves the main channel, sometimes running parallel to it for several kilometres, and then rejoins

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anabranching channel

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 86 words.

A *distributary channel which leaves the main channel, sometimes running parallel to it for several kilometres, and then rejoins

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anabranching channel

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 48 words.

A type of *distributary river channel that separates from its trunk stream and may flow parallel to it for

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watercourse

in Visual English Dictionary

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

Keywords affluent alluvial deposits brook confluent delta delta distributary effluent floodplain glacier gorge lake meander oxbow plain river river sea

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anabranching channel

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A type of distributary river channel that separates from its trunk stream and may flow parallel to it for several kilometres before rejoining it. The anabranching channel remains undivided,...

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delta plain

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

The lowland area that lies to the landward side of a delta front. It is covered by lakes, salt marshes, freshwater marshes, and tidal flats crossed by one or more distributary channels.

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anastomosis

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The division of a river into a stable multi-channel system with levées, backswamps, and large, stable islands. An anastomosing channel, unlike an anabranching channel, has distributaries of...

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sinuous rille

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A long, winding valley, usually with steep sides, on a planetary surface. Sinuous rilles were first seen on the Moon. They have similar characteristics to lava channels and tubes on Earth,...

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Catchments, Drainage Networks, and Resource Regimes

Angela H. Arthington.

in Environmental Flows

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 3947 words.

Water is delivered (drained) to each freshwater system from its catchment or drainage basin (watershed)-an area of land that collects precipitation and drains water to a common point in the...

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