Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Incised Meander Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1149
This is also known as an embedded meander landscape and comprises meanders that have deeply incised into the bedrock in mountainous areas. If the land is uplifted after the formation of a meander and the incision rate is equal to the uplift rate, the meander maintains its original form and continues to cut into the bedrock to form an incised meander. An incised meander has similar characteristics of a mountain valley. Typical incised meanders are located in the mountainous sections of the Jialing River, Yongding River and Hutuo River. When an incised meander continues to develop, it can cut off the river, leaving behind an isolated raised bedrock knoll between the straightened river course and the bend. This raised knoll is called a meander core (Fig. 13).
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