Variations in bed load

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  • Created by: Sharon
  • Created on: 08-04-15 16:31
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  • Variations in Load
    • Size of drainage basin
      • large basins more potential for carrying sediment as more tributries
    • Rock type
      • Soft rock produces more sediment
    • Relief
      • low loads found in low relief - small difference in base level therfeore less energy
    • Precipitation
      • low loads found in basins with low rainfall
    • Human activity
      • Deforestation = more load as soil eroded
      • Dams trap sediment lowering yield


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