knickpoint

  the point where an old profile meets a new profile in a rejuvenating river.

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  • Knickpoint — Este artículo está huérfano, pues pocos o ningún artículo enlazan aquí. Por favor, introduce enlaces hacia esta página desde otros artículos relacionados …   Wikipedia Español

  • Knickpoint — The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. The falls are a knickpoint, formed by slower erosion above the falls than below. A knickpoint is a term in geomorphology to describe a location in a river or channel where there is a sharp… …   Wikipedia

  • knickpoint —     a) A point of abrupt inflection in the longitudinal profile of a stream or of its valley (e.g., a waterfall); it marks the maximum headward erosion of a new erosion cycle that grades to a new, lower base level.     b) Any interruption or… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • knickpoint — /ˈnɪkpɔɪnt/ (say nikpoynt) noun the point at which there is a sudden change in the gradient of a river bed as a result of natural erosion, this point then travelling up the river until it reaches hard rock …   Australian English dictionary

  • knickpoint — ˈnikˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: part transl. of German knickpunkt, from knicken to bend + punkt point : a place in a stream bed where a nick occurs …   Useful english dictionary

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  • waterfall — /waw teuhr fawl , wot euhr /, n. 1. a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade. 2. a manner of arranging women s hair, as in long, loose waves. [bef. 1000; ME; OE waetergefeall. See WATER, FALL] * * …   Universalium

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  • River delta — Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. The Nile is an example of a wave dominated delta that has the classic Greek delta (Δ) shape after which river deltas were named. A delta is a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river where that… …   Wikipedia

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