braided channel

braided channel

a stream containing bars which separate a network of streamlets which diverge and rejoin.
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The sedimentation patterns changed from a basal braided channel to an upper meandering channel system, where rapid migration of the channels and lateral accretion/coalescing of bars led to deposition of thick trough cross-stratified to plane laminated sandstone [8].
The river had a wide flood plain and a braided channel, especially in the Heber valley and Utah valley areas.
Stream surveys and watershed assessments conducted over the years by various agencies have noted a number of problems: unstable stream banks contributing sediment to the creek, a lack of instream structure and habitat complexity, a lack of large conifers in the riparian zone to provide large woody debris (an important component of fish habitat), and severely aggraded conditions (the deposit of sediment) in the lower portion of the creek, resulting in a braided channel and subsurface flow in the late summer and early fall.
The thick sandstone units of the Nagri Formation from eastern Potwar are interpreted as deposits of sinuous, braided channel and the stacking pattern is believed to represent the movement of channels within single or multiple channel belts, whereas individual storeys are thought to be channel-bar deposits of a single flood (Khan et al., 1997).
Trees with aerial roots exposed over the water, white sand islets dotted across limpid water, Irrawaddy dolphin pools and critically endangered fish breeding pools among braided channels and flooded forests; these are just some of the attractions drawing tourists from around the world to the upper Mekong River during dry season.
Brown lists the other themes of her work: a focus on Rupert's Land (an enormous part of Canada and our mental landscape that is seldom explicitly considered); the theme of voice and absence of voice; the theme of the social expectations that accompany power in various forms; and the theme of braided channels as an illuminating metaphor for the relationship of communities, the process of research, the relationship of teachers and students, and the streams of inquiry that repeatedly diverge and come together in new channels.
By converting narrow, swift-running streams into braided channels of ponds teeming with life.
The lithofacies associations suggest that Bostan Formation was deposited by gravelly braided channels which formed a large delta on the shore line of Pleistocene Bostan Lake.
The editors contrast globalization, "transnational political and corporate systems," with plantarianism, a concern for the "biospheric, multicultural, and eco-centered interrelationships that often form the core of resistance to globalization." In his contribution to the book, "Braided Channels of Watershed Consciousness," editor Tom Lynch deepens this perspective.
Before the Willamette River was dammed, Sonnichsen said, "The river flowed right here where we stand - it was a broad river of many braided channels. The Kalapuya people used canoes in those channels to gather plants and duck eggs for their food.
It was he who pointed out that the scablands' undulating surfaces and incised, braided channels mirrored those that could be seen in streambeds everywhere.