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chenier plain

chenier plain An area of marine aggradation consisting of sandy ridges (cheniers) separated by clay-rich depressions. Occasionally the ridges may be vegetated, as on the Gulf Coast of the USA. Chenier plains may be large: that on the north coast of South America is about 2250 km long and up to 30 km wide.

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chenier plain

chenier plain Area of marine aggradation consisting of sandy ridges (cheniers) separated by clay-rich depressions. Occasionally the ridges may be vegetated, as on the Gulf Coast of the USA. Chenier plains may be large: that on the north coast of S. America is about 2250 km long and up to 30 km wide.

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"chenier plain." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/chenier-plain