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.
- fluvial erosion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Environmental Science
- General Earth and Planetary Sciences