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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 15.14 Adjacent alluvial fans have coalesced to form this bajada that connects the mountain upland with the basin lowland.

What visual evidence indicates that the mountains are eroding, whereas the bajada is a depositional feature?

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The evidence indicating that the mountain in the given photo is eroding, whereas the bajada is a depositional feature.

Explanation

Bajada is a depositional landform that is formed in arid areas as a result of fluvial action. In arid regions, the adjacent alluvial fans become so large along the base of the mountains. As a result, they join along their sides to develop a continuous ramp like slope of alluvium. It is known as bajada...

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