meander belt

meander belt

[mē′an·dər ‚belt]
(geology)
The zone along the floor of a valley across which a meandering stream periodically shifts its channel.
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For example, the coarser sand fraction appeared for the first time in the younger flood plain deposits and the loamy clay of the meander belt deposits from ancient streams.
I expected to see included topographic maps of Mars and other planets, but was delighted to find maps of the Mississippi River meander belt as well.
Meanders stranded on terraces, extreme meander belt migration, and changes in loop orientation are due to neotectonic uplift.
The Manu River meander belt offers an ideal setting in which to study environmentally equivalent, but independently constituted, stands of forest.