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PREFERRED TERM
alluvial plain setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • An assemblage landforms produced by alluvial and fluvial processes (braided streams, terraces, etc.,) that form low gradient, regional ramps along the flanks of mountains and extend great distances from their sources (e.g., High Plains of North America). (NRCS GLOSSARY OF LANDFORM AND GEOLOGIC TERMS). A level or gently sloping tract or a slightly undulating land surface produced by extensive deposition of alluvium... Synonym-- wash plain;...river plain; aggraded valley plain;... (Jackson, 1997, p. 17). May include one or more River plain systems.
DESCRIPTION
  • An assemblage landforms produced by alluvial and fluvial processes (braided streams, terraces, etc.,) that form low gradient, regional ramps along the flanks of mountains and extend great distances from their sources (e.g., High Plains of North America). (NRCS GLOSSARY OF LANDFORM AND GEOLOGIC TERMS). A level or gently sloping tract or a slightly undulating land surface produced by extensive deposition of alluvium... Synonym-- wash plain;...river plain; aggraded valley plain;... (Jackson, 1997, p. 17). May include one or more River plain systems.
IDENTIFIER
  • alluvialPlainSetting
TITLE
  • alluvial plain setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/alluvialPlainSetting
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Event Environment