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 (out′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
Sediment deposited by streams flowing away from a melting glacier.
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(Physical Geography) a mass of gravel, sand, etc, carried and deposited by the water derived from melting glaciers
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(ˈaʊtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ)

material, chiefly sand or gravel, deposited by meltwater streams in front of a glacier.
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[ˈaʊtˌwɒʃ] ndepositi mpl fluvio-glaciali
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The habitat was described as the interface between the gravel outwash plains along the west flank of the mountains and the active sand dunes still farther west (Arnold 1984).
These deposits are mostly on outwash plains that resulted from erosional events associated with Wisconsin glaciation (Willman and Frye 1970, King 1981).
Phipps proposed operating a single-engine, single-passenger Piper Super Cub fitted with oversize, low-pressure tires from the raised marine beaches, terraces, and gravel outwash plains that are so widespread in the Arctic Archipelago.
And just to spice things up, the ahoudori chose to nest on an unstable outwash slope.
Soil geomorphological units observed in the study area were recent alluvial fans in the foothills of Marwat Range, recent piedmont plain characterized by sandy outwash derived from Bhittani and Marwat Ranges in north-northwest, and from Cretaceous shales of Sulaiman Range in the west.
A feature of the Tibooburra goldfield, in addition to the evidence of widespread hydrothermal activity and mineralisation, is the presence of extensive areas of quartz float-covered soil flats, the float comprising both angular vein-derived quartz and outwash or lag deposits of Cretaceous-derived quartz pebbles.
Numerous lakes, the hollows of which result from the activity of the last glacier and its outwash, are found in this area.
Figure 9 shows wave arrivals at Halifax for tsunamis sourced from three areas of the eastern continental margin where landslides may potentially occur: 1) the area of the 1929 earthquake; 2) the central Scotian Slope, where there is thick sediment accumulation; and 3) Northeast Channel, a major ice corridor and glacial outwash depocentre during the last deglaciation.
The researcher says that nearby Fountain Glacier seems more stable, but the outwash plain below it, a zone always coated in a thick layer of ice, even throughout the summer, was completely dry in the summer of 2008.
exsanguis from other sites, were detected near desert willows in sandy outwash areas.
Harrison RB, Henry CL, Xue D (1994) Magnesium deficiency in Douglas-fir and Grand fir growing on a sandy outwash soil amended with sewage sludge.
The topography of the Wabash River ranges from a plain of mostly clay till interspersed with looping belts of rolling, hummocky ridged morainic upland to rolling plains underlain by loess, till, and bedrock with broad valley flats underlain by thick deposits of alluvium, outwash, and lake deposits (Schneider 1966).