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The channel through which a natural stream of water runs or used to run.


(Physical Geography) the bottom of a stream



the channel in which a stream flows or formerly flowed.
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Noun1.streambed - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a streamstreambed - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
dry wash, wash - the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
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Streambed will debut at SATELLITE 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.
coli contamination in an agricultural stream, we monitored streambed sediment and the overlying water for E.
The 12-year-old got into difficulties after he fell from a swing into a streambed north of Penhelig, near Aberdyfi.
After analyzing crystals excavated from an ancient South American streambed, researchers report in the April 10 Science that this continental connection must have taken place before 13 million years ago.
The UAE, despite its arid environment, is blessed with a number of wadis, the Arabic word for a valley or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that is usually dry except when it is the rainy season.
The bodies of four other workers were found in a streambed, buried by the avalanche, 200 meters below the tunnel entrance.
As water flows over the area, the streambed erodes, and the headcut continues to move upstream.
Curiosity Project Scientist, John Grotzinger, of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, said that they were able to take advantage of landing very close to an ancient streambed and lake, furthermore, now they want to learn more about how environmental conditions on Mars evolved, and they know where to go to do that.
Friction at the streambed creates the slowest flows in the water column, with flow increasing exponentially toward the surface, where the fastest current generally exists.
The Spring, 2013 Environmental Chemistry class (CHE330/530) chose to evaluate the mineral deposition within this newly created geothermal outflow streambed as a way of learning several analytical laboratory methods in a meaningful context that might also be beneficial to the University.
There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence -- images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels -- is the first of its kind.