alluviation


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alluviation

[ə‚lüv·ē′ā·shən]
(geology)
The deposition of sediment by a river.
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An -15,000-Year Record of E1 Nino-Driven Alluviation in Southwestern Ecuador.
The clayey nature of the surface layer could be associated with alluviation, the principal process that brings sediments into the wetland system (Azeez et al.
Late Quaternary alluviation and soil formation in southern Argolid: its history, causes and archaeological implications.
At the same time, such stems were useful in resisting burial due to slumping and alluviation. The subgenus Pseudo-Gunnera developed an alternative strategy for coping with frequent burial in tropical mountains (where it is found today in New Guinea) through the production of numerous stolons and the ability to produce adventitious roots from leaves.
Among others, Wagstaff demonstrated the problems of simplistic solutions to the dating of valley alluviation and the complexity and localization of actual depositional sequences.