Depositional plains

Depositional plains

Depositional landforms are formed by the Fragments of soil, regolith, and bedrock that are removed from the parent rock and deposited somewhere else.

Riverine or alluvial plains are formed by river deposits.

Some examples of alluvial plains are:

  • The Indo Gangetic plain ( Indian sub-continent)
  • The Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta Plain ( Bangladesh)
  • The Lombardy Plain of the Po River ( Italy)
  • The Hwang-Ho Plain ( North China)

Lacustrine plain or a lake plain are formed by the deposition of sediments in a lake.

The Valley of Kashmir and that of Manipur are examples of the two most prominent lacustrine plains in India.

Glacial or drift plains are formed by glacial deposits.

The examples of glacial plains are Plains of Canada and North-Western Europe.

When the wind is the major agent of deposition, they are called loess plains.

The deposits of loessair-borne fine dust particles have created loess plains of North-West China.



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