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The meandering rivers that speed across barren landscapes

USA. Arizona. Page. Glen Canyon Recreation Area. the Horseshoe Bend.

The celebrated Horseshoe Bend, a meander in the Colorado River, forms a 270-degree curve near Page, Arizona. Vegetated banks slow a meandering river’s movement across the Earth’s surface. Credit: AGF/UIG/Getty

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Nature 576, 184 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-03722-x

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