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

DEFINITION
  • The low, nearly flat, alluvial tract of land at or near the mouth of a river, commonly forming a triangular or fan-shaped plain of considerable area, crossed by many distributaries of the main river, perhaps extending beyond the general trend of the lake shore, resulting from the accumulation of sediment supplied by the river in such quantities that it is not removed by waves or currents. Most deltas are partly subaerial and partly below water.
DESCRIPTION
  • The low, nearly flat, alluvial tract of land at or near the mouth of a river, commonly forming a triangular or fan-shaped plain of considerable area, crossed by many distributaries of the main river, perhaps extending beyond the general trend of the lake shore, resulting from the accumulation of sediment supplied by the river in such quantities that it is not removed by waves or currents. Most deltas are partly subaerial and partly below water.
IDENTIFIER
  • lacustrineDeltaSetting
TITLE
  • lacustrine delta setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/lacustrineDeltaSetting
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