crevasse splay

crevasse splay
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • Crevasse splay — A crevasse splay is a sedimentary fluvial deposit which forms when a stream breaks its natural or artificial levees and deposits sediment on a floodplain. This breach can cause large deposits that spread in a pattern similar to that of an… …   Wikipedia

  • crevasse —    [ geomorphology ]     a) A wide breach or crack in the bank of a river or canal; especially one in a natural levee or an artificial bank of the lower Mississippi River.    Compare: avulsion, flood plain splay.     b) A wide, deep break or… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • flood-plain splay —    A fan shaped deposit or other outspread deposit formed where an overloaded stream breaks through a levee (natural or artificial) and deposits its material (often coarse grained) on the flood plain.    Compare: crevasse.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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