Long and Cross profile

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  • A Rivers Long Profile and Cross Profile Vary
    • The path of the river as it flows downhill is called the course
    • Rivers have a upper course this is near the source of the river a middle course and a lower course- near the mouth of the river
    • Rivers flow in channels in the valley
    • The river erodes material and wear it down the the material gets transported and deposited somewhere else
    • The shape of the valley and channel changes along the river depending on whether erosion and deposition is having the the most impact
    • The long profile of a river shows you how the gradient changes over the different courses
    • The cross profile shows you what a cross section of a river looks like


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