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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What kind of landform is the low-relief surface on which the river is flowing? Is this mainly an erosional or depositional landform?

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Healthy green vegetation appears red on color infrared images, here showing the Red River and Smith Island, Louisiana.

Campti, Louisiana

Scale 1:62,500

Contour interval = 20 ft

U.S. Geological Survey

To determine

The kind of landform of the low-relief surface on which the river flows and whether this is mainly an erosional or depositional landform.

Explanation

From the region’s slope, nature of flow of the river, the meanders and cut-offs, the information represented on the map, and the landform over which the river flows would be a floodplain with rich alluvial deposits.

A floodplain may be defined as an area of land near a river or stream which extends...

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