abyssal fan

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abyssal fan

[ə′bis·əl ′fan]
(geology)
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These values are in the range of volumetric fluxes measured in the Central Nile Deep-Sea Fan in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea [76], the Kerch seep area in the northeastern Black Sea [79], and the convergent Makran continental margin [78].
Knaust, "Characterisation of a Campanian deep-sea fan system in the Norwegian Sea by means of ichnofabrics," Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol.
Leg 116 drilled the abyssal plain south of the Bengal deep-sea fan, primarily to understand the erosional history of the Himalayas and the character of oceanic-floor tectonism in the area.
The Leg 96 program confirmed extremely rapid rates of deposition on the mid fan (11 meters per thousand years at a distance of nearly 500 kilometers from the river mouth) and that large-scale landsliding also provides major contributions to deep-sea fan sequences.
My mom makes trains that are friends with trees." Each sentence is its own eye-catching scene--churning deep-sea fans; a flock of planes with feathered wings; a tiny hospital in the girl's palm; a screaming jet engine hovering in the desert; ecstatic tree people chasing a locomotive.