meander scar

meander scar

[mē′an·dər ‚skär]
(geology)
A crescentic, concave mark on the face of a bluff or valley wall formed by a meandering stream.
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For example, in our part of the country, close to the Arkansas River, it is helpful to know the difference between a meander scar and an oxbow lake, both of which are explained in Home Ground (226, 255).
11:00 HOLOCENE PALEOCHANNEL AND MEANDER SCAR DEPOSITS ON UPATOI CREEK, WEST-CENTRAL GEORGIA, William J.
Pre-settlement Iowa was covered in prairie, with streams naturally meandered over the landscape, creating cut-offs and meander scars on the outside loops of the main stream channel.
Vast gravel fields, islets and meander scars appear in spring and autumn months.