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  • meandering channel —    The term meandering should be restricted to loops with channel length more than 1.5 to 2 times the meander wave length. Meandering stream channels commonly have cross sections with low width to depth ratios, cohesive (fine grained) bank… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • meandering — adjective 1) a meandering stream Syn: winding, windy, zigzag, zigzagging, twisting, turning, curving, serpentine, sinuous, twisty Ant: straight 2) meandering reminiscences …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stream — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small river ADJECTIVE ▪ little, small ▪ shallow ▪ clear ▪ fast flowing, rushing …   Collocations dictionary

  • meandering — adj. Meandering is used with these nouns: ↑river, ↑stream …   Collocations dictionary

  • jet stream — 1. strong, generally westerly winds concentrated in a relatively narrow and shallow stream in the upper troposphere of the earth. 2. similar strong winds in the atmosphere of another planet: jet streams on Jupiter. 3. the exhaust of a jet or… …   Universalium

  • Jet stream — Jet streams are fast flowing, relatively narrow air currents found at the tropopause, the transition between the troposphere (where temperature decreases with height) and the stratosphere (where temperature increases with height), [United States… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf Stream — 1. a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current. 2. See Gulf Stream system. * * * Warm… …   Universalium

  • braided stream —    A channel or stream with multiple channels that interweave as a result of repeated bifurcation and convergence of flow around inter channel bars, resembling (in plan view) the strands of a complex braid. Braiding is generally confined to broad …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • jet stream — noun Date: 1947 a long narrow meandering current of high speed winds near the tropopause blowing from a generally westerly direction and often exceeding a speed of 250 miles (402 kilometers) per hour …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kyokusui-no-en —     Meandering stream party . A re enactment of Kyoku sui (meandering stream), a game played by the nobility in which participants had to compose a five line tanka poem in time to drink sake from a lacquer cup floating towards them downstream.… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Meander — For other uses, see Meander (disambiguation). A hypothetical stream bed following a tilted valley. The maximum gradient is along the down valley axis represented by a hypothetical straight channel. Meanders develop, which lengthen the course of… …   Wikipedia

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