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channel

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

1 The preferred linear route along which surface water and groundwater flow is usually concentrated (although water can flow across wide, flat surfaces as sheet flow). It is...

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outwash

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

1 The stratified sands and gravels deposited at or near to ice margins.

2 Meltwater escaping from the terminal zone of a glacier. The resulting streams...

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outwash plain

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The relatively flat area beyond the margins of a retreating glacier, where meltwater streams draining from the ice deposit sand, gravel, and mud washed out from the glacier. Most outwash...

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serir

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

Veneer of mixed sand and gravel mantling a Saharan plain and transported originally by sheetwash and braided-stream activity. Subsequently it was weathered and modified under more arid...

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valley train

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

An accumulation of fluvioglacial deposits laid down in a valley by meltwaters escaping from a decaying glacier. The surface slopes quite steeply down-valley, and is incised by shifting...

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