V-Shaped Valley

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  • V-Shaped Valley
    • vertical erosion
      • in the form of Hydraulic action, abrasion and saltation
      • in the river channel results in the formation of a steep sided valley
    • A V-Shaped valley is in shape of a V
    • Gradually mass movement of materials occurs down the valley sides gradually creating the distinctive V-Shape
    • overtime the sides of this valley are weakened by weathering processes and continued vertical erosion at the base of the valley
    • this material is then gradually transported away by the river when there is enough energy to do so
    • the fast flowing water causes the vertical erosion like hydraulic action which breaks the banks apart as well as the river bed. the rock rub together and cause abrasion


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