Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Fluvial Landform

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_726

Flowing water is the most active and common external force that shapes the Earth’s surface in the form of rivers and streams. During the flow process, undercuts and lateral erosion occur and form valleys and plains. Erosion and deposition form river terraces, floodplains, alluvial fans and deltas.

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