alluvial cone

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Noun1.alluvial cone - a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
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Deposits have a heterogeneous structure, being formed as alluvial cones at the end of tributary rivers.
In this paper Anders discussed the importance of avalanche boulder tongues, as distinct from talus cones, alluvial cones, and rockslide tongues.