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Fan (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 89

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Fan
Geoform Type Alluvial Fan
Basin Floor Fan
Shoreline Fan
Washover Fan

Definition A low, outspread gently to steeply sloping mass of loose material, which is shaped like an open fan or a segment of a cone. Fans are made of material deposited by a flow of water at the place where it issues from a narrower or steeper gradient area into a broader area, valley, flat, or other feature.