Planation


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planation

[plā′nā·shən]
(geology)
Erosion resulting in flat surfaces, caused by meandering streams, waves, ocean currents, wind, or glaciers.

Planation

 

a leveling of the earth’s surface caused by denudation and accumulation occurring simultaneously under relatively calm tectonic conditions. Planation results in a gently undulating plain—a peneplain in a humid climate and a pediplain in an arid climate.

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Over the proposal of Convener Aftab-ur-Rahman Rana, the committee approved to introduce Green award in order the recognize the individual and collective contributions in tree planation drive on annual basis.
Cortes (1999) and Cortes and Casas (2000) proposed that the formation of the Jiloca Depression is primarily related to erosional processes accompanied by the development of nested planation surfaces (pediplains) on the western margin.
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Landscape evolution in Roraima, north Amazonia: planation, paleosols and paleoclimates.
The planation surfaces of Arfon and adjacent parts of Anglesey: a re-examination of their age and origin.
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