sheetwash

sheetwash

[′shēt‚ wäsh]
(geology)
The detritus deposited by a sheetflood.
(hydrology)
A wide, moving expanse of water on an arid plain; the combined result of many streams issuing from the mountains.
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The overall thin nature of sand and sheetwash cover exposed in this trench suggests the targeted gravel horizon is likely present at shallow depth over a broad area across the terrace, a potentially favorable outcome that indicates overburden stripping could be minimal.
Lu H, Prosser IP, Moran CJ, Gallant JC, Priestley G, Stevenson JG (2003) Predicting sheetwash and rill erosion over the Australian continent.
In Namibia the Company operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary Reptile Uranium Namibia P/L which is focusing on its mid to high grade INCA primary uraniferous magnetite and secondary Red Sand projects and the extensive secondary calcrete deposits contained in the Tumas-Oryx-Tubas palaeochannel and fluviatile sheetwash systems.
Detailed geological work revealed that the calcretes in the Tharparkar desert have been formed in a variety of settings, including the piedmonts, sheetwash aggraded plains, regolith, playa plains and interdunal plains, while sand dunes and sandy plains have weaker development of calcretes.
Bryan RB (1979) The influence of slope angle on soil entrainment by sheetwash and rainsplash.
An assessment of surface-mine reclamation based upon a comparison of sheetwash erosion rates on natural and reclaimed hillslopes was reported by Toy (1989).
These basin floor sediments were transported by streams and sheetwash, and compose the siltstone facies of the Las Quiotentas Formation.
Lu H, Prosser IP, Moran CJ, Gallant JC, Priestly G, Stevenson JG (2003) Predicting sheetwash and rill erosion over Australian continent.
Lu H, Prosser I, Moran C, Gallant J, Priestley G, Stevenson J (2003) Predicting sheetwash and rill erosion over the Australian continent.
1996; Basher and Webb 1997; Cuff 2007) it is assumed that redistribution of sediment by overland flow erosion (sheetwash) is negligible and aeolian processes are the dominant potential erosion mechanism.
The continent-wide assessment of sheetwash and rill erosion, which we report in this paper, was conducted as part of a broader assessment of the conditions of Australian agricultural land (NLWRA 2001).
Lu H, Prosser IP, Moran C J, Gallant JC, Priestley G, Stevenson JG (2003) Predicting sheetwash and rill erosion over the Australian continent.