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Explain Outwash Plain

Outwash Plain Explained!

Outwash Plain Technical Terms

Outwash Plain: An extensive lowland area of coarse textured, glaciofluvial material. An outwash plain is commonly smooth; where pitted, due to melt-out of incorporated ice masses (pitted outwash plain), it is generally low in relief and largely retains its original gradient. Compare - outwash, pitted outwash plain, collapsed outwash plain, kettles; also called sandur. SW & HP

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