outwash plain


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outwash plain

[′au̇t‚wäsh ‚plān]
(geology)
A broad, outspread flat or gently sloping alluvial deposit of outwash in front of or beyond the terminal moraine of a glacier. Also known as apron; frontal apron; frontal plain; marginal plain; morainal apron; morainal plain; outwash apron; overwash plain; sandur; wash plain.
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Khan has been formed from mixed calcareous alluvium and local outwash plain derived from the Suleiman and Marwat ranges.
Pilliga State Conservation Area (SCA) is a 33 386 ha conservation reserve located on the flat outwash plain within the northern Pilliga forest.
Kedarnath town is situated on loose unconsolidated outwash plain of Chorabari glacier, deeply shaken and filled by thick debris, which will take several months or years to get reestablished.
the River Torrens flowed northwest to the present Port Reach, depositing an alluvial fan on its lower outwash plain (AITCHISON et al.
A soil survey confirmed the presence of a large outwash plain below the present outlet of the lake.
The retreat of the continental ice sheet that once lay 1000 feet thick upon Manhattan resulted in the deposition of a terminal moraine and the formation of the outwash plain below it, creating the landmass that would eventually become the vast bulk of Brooklyn, Queens, and parts of Staten Island.
The researcher says that nearby Fountain Glacier seems more stable, but the outwash plain below it, a zone always coated in a thick layer of ice, even throughout the summer, was completely dry in the summer of 2008.
The habitat in the Wadi Agram site is a barren-looking alluvial outwash plain, containing cobbles and gravels mainly from the Semail nappe of the Hajar mountains.
The Koetje tract is part of a 1,100-acre corridor linking state and federal land in the Newaygo Outwash Plain, a 125-mile-long swath pitted by glacial debris deposited by melt waters 10,000 years ago.
Controls on Magnitude and Species Composition of Groundwater-Transported Nitrogen Exports From Glacial Outwash Plain Watersheds.