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Meander Geometry
... The technical description of a meandering watercourse is termed meander geometry or meander planform geometry ... As a waveform the meandering stream follows the down-valley axis, a straight line fitted to the curve such that the sum of all the amplitudes measured from it is zero ... In contrast to sine waves, the loops of a meandering stream are more nearly circular ...
... A stream of any volume may assume a meandering course, alternately eroding sediments from the outside of a bend and depositing them on the inside ... Unless otherwise defined in a specific scheme "meandering" and "sinuosity" here are synonymous and mean any repetitious pattern of bends, or waveforms ... In some schemes, "meandering" applies only to rivers with exaggerated circular loops or secondary meanders that is, meanders on meanders ...
Braided River - Formation
... Braided rivers, as distinct from meandering rivers, occur when a threshold level of sediment load or slope is reached ... created a braided stream, while any slope under the threshold created a meandering stream or— for very low slopes—a straight channel ... crosses a threshold value for sediment load, it will convert from a meandering system to a braided system ...

Famous quotes containing the word meandering:

    What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)