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7.9: Landforms from Stream Erosion and Deposition

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alluvial fan Curved, fan-shaped, coarse-sediment deposit that forms when a stream meets flat ground.
base level Where a stream meets a large body of standing water, usually the ocean.
bed load Sediments moved by rolling or bumping along the stream bed.
competence A measure of the largest particle a stream can carry.
delta A triangular-shaped deposit of sediments that forms where a river meets standing water.
dissolved load The elements carried in solution by a stream.
gradient The slope of a stream.
meander A bend or curve in a stream channel.
saltation The intermittent movement of bed load particles.
suspended load Solid particles that are carried in the main stream flow.

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