Definition of Alluvial cone
1. Noun. A fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out.
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Literary usage of Alluvial cone
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1. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"alluvial cone, trenched by stream, with secondary cone below. (USGS) arid basins, without outlet, it may accumulate very great thicknesses of river-made ..."
2. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"Temporary streams, bred of showers, sometimes flow down steep slopes, and are checked Fio. 100.—An alluvial cone. (US Gcol. Surv.) suddenly at their bases. ..."
3. Bulletin of the Department of Geology by Andrew C Lawson, University of California (1868-1952 (1906)
"Another indication of the volume of alluvium in the valley is afforded by the dissection of the alluvial cone of Antelope Creek at its apex. ..."
4. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"147 — An alluvial cone. (US Gcol. Surv.) bases. ... Material in such positions accumulates in the form of a partial cone, known as an alluvial cone. ..."
5. Glaciers of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"As the ice at- the head of an alluvial cone recedes, the alluvial deposit ... The coarse deposits first laid down on a growing alluvial cone are buried ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"alluvial cone or fau-talu» of upper Indus Basin. Triple alluvial cone, ibid. Drew. and IC Russell (1885). The gravelly deposits of this kind at the mouth of ..."
7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"An alluvial cone was built up on the flat valley-floor where the Coyote emerged on the plain of the Santa Clara Valley. As this cone grew the Coyote swung ..."
8. Rivers of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and Geology by Israel Cook Russell (1898)
"In general, the material composing an alluvial cone is coarse near the entrance to the gorge to which it leads, and fine on its outskirts in the valley, ..."