Influence of Faulting on the Extra-Channel Geomorphology of the Ajay-Damodar Interfluve in Lower Ganga Basin

  • Suvendu RoyEmail author
Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)


The response of extra-channel geomorphology of an alluvial river system to the quaternary faulting has been presented here with remote sensing data and field investigation. In corresponding to the in-stream deformation, extra-stream area is also modified with extended swampy floodplain, unpaired terraces, large alluvial fans, and palaeochannels. Floodplain becomes waterlogged or swampy especially downstream section across the stream fault line. Strike-slip nature of fault helps to shift channel path and developed series of palaeochannels over the neotectonic time frame. Allocation of fault line along the channel makes stream straight, narrow and incised, which helps to generate favourable condition for development of alluvial fan.


Palaeochannels Alluvial River Systems faultFault Strike-slip Nature Alluvial Fan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyKalipada Ghosh Tarai MahavidyalayaBagdogra, DarjeelingIndia

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