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By K. J. Gregory (auth.), Professor Ken J. Gregory (eds.)

Fluvial Geomorphology of serious Britain reviews the advance of river-made land varieties, including the linked fluvial strategies. there are lots of websites of medical curiosity and cost through the united kingdom. The GCR websites defined during this quantity signify the big variety of fluvial land types within the united kingdom, and the bills supply clinical descriptions of all of the fluvial geomorphology websites in Britain chosen for statutory nature conservation as SSSIs.

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Alluvial fan environments can also reflect Lateglacial and Holocene fluvial adjustment. Thus the Glen Roy fans (for example that in Glen Turret) are exceptional in their degree of incision, terrace formation and display of sedimentary facies, again assisting in the interpretation of Glen Roy's Lateglacial history (Sissons and Cornish, 1983; Peacock, 1986). Another site at which there is considerable potential for further research is the Coire AlIt Chailein fan with its three distinct units and groups of palaeochannels across the fan surface.

McEwen Highlights The gorge at Corrieshalloch is an excellent example of a gorge formed by glacial meltwaters; its form closely reflects the effects of bedrock controls. Introduction Corrieshalloch Gorge occurs in the step of the valley profile where the Dirrie More glacial breach joins the Loch Broom glaciated trough. 6). The gorge and its formation have been described by Peach et at. (1913a), Kirk et at. (1966), Whittow (1977), Ferguson (1981) and Sutherland (1987). Description Corrieshalloch Gorge is exceptional in its length (c.

Cora Linn, the larger of the two falls (27 m high), comprises a series of cascades over benches formed from the near horizontally bedded and more resistant sandstone units within the greywacke sequence. The angle made by the top of the falls is oblique to the flow of the main channel, indicating that the falls have retreated asymmetrically upstream, leaving an enlarged section immediately downstream which now forms the plunge pool. Thus Cora Linn provides a very good example of a waterfall, the configuration of which is controlled by the detailed stratigraphy and relative resistance of the underlying bedrock.

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