lateral accretion

lateral accretion

[′lad·ə·rəl ə′krē·shən]
(geology)
The digging away of material at the outer bank of a meandering stream and the simultaneous building up to the water level by deposition of material brought there by pushing and rolling along the stream bottom.
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1989) present the floodplain as a relatively smooth riverbed adjacent to the minor one, formed in the last period of geological time (Last Glacial-Holocene) through the lateral accretion processes and vertical accretion, bounded by steep marginal (usually overhead terrace).
Projected drainage areas associated with horizontal well lengths drilled parallel to point bar lateral accretion growth directions (across clay drapes) suggest that horizontal well technology could significantly enhance production from these sands.
5 m are mainly sand, arranged in lateral accretion units dipping 4-5[degrees].
The basal gravel, cut and fill, vertical decrease in grain size, lateral accretion bedding, and the suite of sedimentary structures described above all indicate that allomember 1 was deposited by a coarse-grained meandering fluvial system.
It is at once too narrow and too broad in different aspects of its research and argument: too narrow, because it does not offer an overarching, fully theorized account of all forms of performance (including nonelite) in which women engaged, and too broad because so much of its argument is created through lateral accretions.

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