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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Why are the shapes of some deltas controlled more by fluvial processes whereas the shapes of others are strongly influenced by coastal processes?

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The reason why the shapes of some deltas are being controlled more by fluvial processes, whereas the shapes of others are being strongly influenced by coastal processes.

Explanation

A delta is a depositional landform formed at the mouth of a river as its enters into a standing waterbody like an ocean or a lake. Depending on the shape of the delta and the major force controlling its formation, they are divided into various types such as bird’s foot delta, arcuate delta, cuspate delta, truncated delta, and so on...

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