River Terrace

river terrace

[′riv·ər ‚ter·əs]
(geology)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

River Terrace

 

one of a series of terraces rising above the floodplain of a river and separated from other terraces by scarps. River terraces are formed during the entrenchment of a river in the flat floor of a valley as a consequence of tectonic uplifts, climatically caused changes in run-off regimes, or the depression of the base level of erosion.

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