river capture


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river capture

[′riv·ər ‚kap·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
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He said that their study suggests that river capture and drainage reorganization must have been the result of a slip on the major faults bounding the southeast plateau margin.
1) has been interpreted either as distorted drainage resulting from crustal shortening and lateral extrusion of crustal material (Hallet and Molnar 2001) or as the result of river capture events tectonically induced by surface uplift,with the more northerly basins' evolution related to regional-scale uplift of Tibet, and the more southerly captures (including the Yarlung Tsangpo by the Irrawaddy and finally the Brahmaputra River) to sub-regional uplift at the eastern syntaxis (Clark et al.
Hence, determining if and when this river capture event occurred is key to testing these models of crustal deformation.
Myth, memory, and massacre; the Pease River capture of Cynthia Ann Parker.
Myth, Memory, and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker re-examines the Battle of Pease River, an incident that took place in December of 1860 near a creek in northwest Texas.
2003) that possibly both lake overfilling at the Ebro basin as well as river capture led to the ultimate flux of sediment to the Mediterranean.
2006) suggested river capture of an Ebro basin which was "filled to the brim" in Pliocene times.
In her testimony, Petroff points out that the higher flood levels increase flow velocity and the possibility of river capture.
This river captures superficial underground waters and superficial waters on the southern side of the mountain.
To Save A River captures the rare beauty of this precious Maine treasure.
porch overlooking the terraced grounds sloping gracefully down to the Hudson River captures magnificent water views.