Channeled scablands: A megaflood landscape

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The Channeled Scabland of east-central Washington in the USA is a complex of anastomosing, rock-cut fluvial channels, rock basins, cataracts, streamlined loess hills, and immense gravel bars. It was all produced by cataclysmic erosion and deposition from Pleistocene megaflooding derived from the margins of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet that covered much of the mountainous northwestern part of North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeomorphological Landscapes of the World
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789048130542
StatePublished - 2010


  • coulees
  • fluvial erosion
  • megaflooding
  • scabland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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