pitted plain

   Plain having numerous small closely spaced closed depressions [10].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • pitted outwash —    Outwash deposits with surficial pits or kettles, produced by the partial or complete burial of glacial ice by outwash and the subsequent thaw of the ice and collapse of the surficial materials.    Compare: pitted outwash plain.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • pitted outwash terrace —    A relict glaciofluvial terrace that retains its original attitude, composed of undistorted outwash sediments and depositional structures and whose surface is pock marked with numerous potholes or kettle depressions.    Compare: collapsed… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • outwash plain —    An extensive lowland area of coarse textured, glaciofluvial material. An outwash plain is commonly smooth; where pitted, due to melt out of incorporated ice masses (pitted outwash plain), it is generally low in relief and largely retains its… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • collapsed outwash plain —    An outwash plain which forms on glacial ice (inside the glacial margin), and is subsequently let down or collapsed when the underlying ice melts, resulting in contortion or folding of the sediments and sedimentary structures to the extent that …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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