Sliding slope

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Sliding slope (right) and impact slope
Schematic representation of a sliding slope

The bank of a river on the inside of the curve, on which material is deposited due to the lower current here, is called a sliding slope . The bank on the outside of the curve is known as the impact slope . The stronger current here removes material. The terms are used in connection with the meandering of a river. The loops of a river shift over time as a result of the erosion processes. If a migrating impact slope meets another impact slope at the rear, a meander breakthrough occurs.

Individual evidence

  1. Geography Lexicon: Mäander ( Memento from September 9, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) on: