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Definition of the noun alluvial cone

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  1. a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out

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Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

alluvial cone See alluvial fan. alluvial deposit See alluvium. alluvial fan A mass of sediment that builds up at a point on a stream course where there is a sudden decrease in gradient (for example, in a mountain canyon ).

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

An alluvial cone, similar in origin , tends to have a steeper slope. Alluvial filling is *sedimentation from fluvial channels. During low water, alluvial flood plains are mostly dry, but when most of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

alluvial cone; a low, outspread, relatively flat to gently sloping mass of rock material, shaped like an open fan or...

Alluvial cone. alluvial gold; gold found associated with waterworn material. alluvial gravel; loose deposits of valuable ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

alluvial cone. a delta shaped feature of a ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

alluvial cone The material washed down mountain and hill slopes by ephemeral streams and deposited at the mouth of gorges in the form of a moderately steep conical mass descending equally in all ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

alluvial cone A form of an A. FAN, though with a higher angle of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

alluvial cone See ALLUVIAL FAN. alluvial ...

Google previewDictionary of Earth Science (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{o'ltiv-é- ol} alluvial cone [GEOL] An alluvial fan with steep slopes formed of loose material washed down the slopes of mountains by ephemeral streams and deposited as ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Alluvial cone. See *cone .

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

Syn: alluvial cone. 2. A conical mound of fine debris lying at the angle of repose on certain boulders moved by a landslide. 3. A cone or mound of ice or snow on a glacier, covered with a veneer of debris thick enough to protect the imderlying ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

alluvial fan (alluvial cone) Mass of sediment deposited at some point along a stream course at which there is a sharp decrease in ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alluvial cone Geology, an alluvial fan having very steep slopes. Also, DEBRIS CONE, DEJECTION CONE, WASH. alluvial dam Geology, a sedimentary deposit built up by an overloaded stream and obstructing the stream channel. alluvial fan ...

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