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An alluvial deposit that forms by accretion inside an expanding loop of a river.
- ‘Collinson also suggested that the units of low-angle cross-stratified conglomerate record either bar shifting within a braided system or the migration of a point bar in a gravel-bed meandering stream.’
- ‘The high I.V. of boxelder in a point bar dominated by cottonwood is an example of such a combination.’
- ‘Sediment deposited on the inside of the bend forms a point bar.’
- ‘Variability in current directions and direct observation of arcuate epsilon cross stratification in mixed mud-sand sequences implies high-sinuosity channels with point bars.’
- ‘These mud-shrimp are restricted to the lower intertidal of estuarine mouth areas, on muddy point bars that are in continuous contact with normal marine seawater.’
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