Jan 27, 2012
Water flowing into the desert in the Mexican state of Baja California…
(via National Geographic, The High Definite)
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Great photos, and not that it takes away from the beauty or interesting design, or if you care, but I believe they are two different phenomena: the top photo captures alluvial fans and, as you correctly describe, it is rivers running into the dessert. The lower photo is dendritic drainage and it is left from water following off of a plateau, or flat surface, and small streams coalescing into a single branch (what appears to be the tree trunk). In each of these photos water runs in a different direction.
Interesting. I just assumed it was from off the mountains… I updated the post to remove the error. Thanks!
But now that you’ve removed the error, how will the rest of us learn to accurately discern the differences between alluvial fans and dendritic drainage?
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