What Is a Meander in Geography?


A meander in geography is a bend in a supple watercourse. It is created when the moving water in a stream wear away the outer banks and broaden its valley. A stream of any quantity may take up a meandering course.
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The outer curve.
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( mē′an·dər ′belt ) (geology) The zone along the floor of a valley across which a meandering stream periodically shifts its channel.
Air is often trapped in small and large holes within the rock formations of a coastline. When waves crash into the coastline they force the air within these holes to become compressed
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In geography, a meander in general is a bend in a sinuous watercourse. A meander is formed when the moving water in a river erodes the outer banks and widens its valley. A stream of any volume may assume a meandering course, alternatively eroding sediments from the outside of a bend and depositing them on the inside. The result is a snaking pattern as the stream meanders back and forth across its down valley axis.
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