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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How many terraces can you identify in this photo?

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The number of terraces that could be identified in the provided photo.

Explanation

The changes in base level, tectonic activities, and alterations in discharge or amount of transported load might lead to downcutting in stream valleys, such that the valley gets slightly deepened and leftovers of the earlier, higher valley floor remain preserved in the form of stair-stepped banks along the valley walls. Such remnants of earlier valley floors are defined as stream terraces. Numerous terraces are the result of consecutive downcutting and deposition episodes.

On account of the above information, two or three terraces could be identified on the given photograph...

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