What is a glacial outwash plain?


Outwash refers to the materials that have been carried away by melt-water from a glacier. This materials often form a glacial outwash plain which is a flat and gently sloping alluvial.
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Outwash plains are vast areas with glacial sediment deposits that occur due to melt water streams. These glacial sediments consist of sand, gravel and clay which ...
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