The Long Profile of a River

Upper, Middle and Lower course of a river with types of erosion, transportation and load type.

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  • The Long Profile of a River
    • Upper Course
      • Vertical erosion - Corrasion and hydraulic action
      • Transported by traction, saltation, suspention and solution
      • Large irregular shaped load
    • Middle Course
      • Lateral erosion - Corrasion and hydraulic action
      • Transported by traction, saltation, suspension and solution
      • Smaller more rounded load
    • Examples: River Tees and Wycoller Beck
  • Upper Course
    • Vertical erosion - Corrasion and hydraulic action
    • Transported by traction, saltation, suspention and solution
    • Large irregular shaped load
  • Middle Course
    • Lateral erosion - Corrasion and hydraulic action
    • Transported by traction, saltation, suspension and solution
    • Smaller more rounded load
  • Lower Course
    • The Long Profile of a River
      • Examples: River Tees and Wycoller Beck
    • Lateral erosion - Corrasion and hydraulic action less erosion
    • Tranported by suspension and solution much deposition
    • Silt and mud load

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