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Ripples (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 145

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Ripples


Description
Definition Small, linear structures that form as a result of water movement over unconsolidated sediments. The shape and pattern of the ripples provide indications of the general water movement regime in the area. Ripples can be straight, sinuous, catenary, or linguoid.