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LONGITUDINAL STREAM [1 record]

Record 1 2012-03-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
DEF

A stream that has developed its valley along an outcrop of less-resistant rocks or a regional fault or joint pattern, at right angles to the drainage which is consequent upon the slope of the land ...

OBS

Because they are developing along relatively weak structures subsequent streams develop mainly by headward erosion.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
DEF

Cours d'eau de deuxième ordre du réseau hydrographique qui se développe par érosion régressive dans les affleurements de roches peu résistantes, à partir du cours de base, le cours d'eau conséquent.

Spanish

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