valley floor

valley floor
   A general term for the nearly level to gently sloping, lowest surface of a valley. Landforms include axial stream channels, the flood plain, flood-plain steps, and, in some areas, low terrace surfaces.

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  • valley-floor remnant —    Hills that are now erosion remnants of a former valley or basin floor, composed mostly of unconsolidated valley / basin fill sediments (e.g., alluvium) and typically lie well above the modern valley floor and flood plain. Former basin floor… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • glacial-valley floor —    The comparatively flat bottom of a mountain valley predominantly mantled by till but which can grade from glacial scour (scoured rock outcrop) near its head to a thick mantle of till, and ultimately merging with alluvium or colluvium further… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Valley of the Kings — The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wadi Biban el Muluk ; Gates of the King ) [Reeves and Wilkinson (1996), p.6] is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for… …   Wikipedia

  • floor — [[t]flɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦♦ floors, flooring, floored 1) N COUNT: usu the N in sing The floor of a room is the part of it that you walk on. Jack s sitting on the floor watching TV... We painted the wooden floor with a white stain. 2) …   English dictionary

  • floor — floor1 [ flɔr ] noun *** ▸ 1 flat area you walk on ▸ 2 level in building ▸ 3 of ocean/valley etc. ▸ 4 for discussions ▸ 5 where shares are sold ▸ 6 lowest level allowed ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the flat area that you walk on inside a building or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • floor — I UK [flɔː(r)] / US [flɔr] noun Word forms floor : singular floor plural floors *** 1) a) [countable] the flat area that you walk on inside a building or room The house has polished wooden floors. We were sitting on the floor watching TV. b) a… …   English dictionary

  • valley — valleylike, adj. /val ee/, n., pl. valleys. 1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream. 2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system …   Universalium

  • floor —    [ geomorphology ]     a) A general term for the nearly level, lower part of a basin or valley; (not preferred) refer to basin floor, valley floor.     b) The bed of any body of water; e.g., the nearly level surface beneath the water of a… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • valley — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vale, river land, dale, dell, glen, canyon, hollow. See concavity, lowness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vale, glen, canyon, swale, depression, hollow, trough, notch, channel, lowland, river valley, stream …   English dictionary for students

  • valley side —    The sloping to very steep surfaces between the valley floor and summits of adjacent uplands. Well defined, steep valley sides have been termed valley walls (not recommended). Note: Scale, relief, and perspective may require use of closely… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms