washover-fan slope

washover-fan slope
   A subaqueous extension of a washover-fan flat that slopes toward deeper water of a lagoon or estuary and away from the washover-fan flat.
   Compare: washover-fan flat.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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