Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Outwash Delta Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1801

Synonym: Fluvioglacial delta landscape

This is a landscape composed of a depositional delta formed by fluvioglacial action. When the meltwater of glaciers flows into a lake, an outwash delta is formed by deposition. This type of delta is similar to a river delta, but the sediments contain glacial gravels.

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