knickpoint


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knickpoint

(ˈnɪkˌpɔɪnt) or

nickpoint

n
(Physical Geography) a break in the slope of a river profile caused by renewed erosion by a rejuvenated river
[C20: partial translation of German Knickpunkt, from knicken to bend + Punkt point]
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Objective: As the link between the fluvial network and hillslopes, bedrock channels mediate the response of the landscape to changing boundary conditions, such as tectonics and climate through migrating knickzones or knickpoints, yet the complexities of the mechanisms of knickpoint retreat are often ignored in studies of landscape evolution.
Downcutting by upper Mud Brook is limited by a sandstone knickpoint near the intersection of State Route 8 and Graham Road in the southwestern part of the study area (Fig.
El analisis de los knickpoint permitio identificar un lincamiento asociado a anomalias en la redde drenaje, que permiten inferir un alzamiento de falla inversa con orientacion NW-SE.
Knickpoint (reaches of anomalously steep gradient) evaluation was carried out for all the channels observed on the sea bed to further evaluate any major changes that occurred during the Holocene times, hence providing important information about the prevailing channel environments in the region.
The point at which the sudden change in stream elevation occurs is called a nickpoint, often spelled knickpoint.
The longitudinal profiles of the streams running towards the Zulovska pahorkatina Hilly Land display a knickpoint around 400 m a.
E[acute accent]The Hima licence is located on the Sewa River just at and below a significant knickpoint some 70 kilometers downstream from the historically rich diamond fields of the Kono-Koidu area.
Today, only the lowermost reach of the Ebro river is near sea level and close to a equilibrium longitudinal profile, indicating a long period of time with a non-equilibrium longitudinal profile and slow erosion through the Catalan Coastal Ranges that formed a marked knickpoint in the river for a long period.