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Unformatted text preview: b. Meanders i. Bend in a river. 1. Forms because the water flows in spiral (corkscrew) pattern. c. Waterfalls i. Free fall of water over a shear cliff. ii. Niagara 1. Lockport dolomite 2. Rochester shale III. Stream load a. Dissolved load i. Ions in solution ii. Deposited when chemicals of H 2 O changes b. Suspended load i. Finer particles ii. Large drop in velocity causes deposition. c. Bed load i. Larger particles ii. Small drop in velocity causes deposition IV. Depositional features a. Floodplain i. Area next to a steam inundated with water when a steam overflows its banks. b. Natural levees i. Build up of sediment next to a stream channel c. Terraces i. Abandon floodplain ii. Formed when a stream erodes to a level below existing plain. d. Deltas i. Deposit of sediment into a standing body of water. e. Fans i. Stream deposits that accumulate in dry basins, at the base of mountains....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course GEOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Wareham during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.
- Spring '08