The term is also widely used in earth science to describe the same process in a geological sense. Deposition of particles is an aggradational process — one that builds a landform — as opposed to a degradational process that erodes or reduces the size of a landform. For example, a river mouth delta is formed by deposition of sediment carried by the stream as the river current diminishes upon encountering the sea.
Physical and Temporal Factors Controlling the Development of Near-Surface Ground Ice at Illisarvik, Western Arctic Coast, Canada
Sep 01, 2012; Introduction The uppermost layer of permafrost is characteristically ice rich (Mackay 1972; Burn 1988; Shur 1988; Shur et al....