AQA AS Geography Rivers: The Hjulstrom Curve

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Competence
Capacity The total load that a river can transport at a given point
Competence The maximum size of a load a river is capable of transporting
At low velocity only fine particles may be transported: clay, silt and fine sands
At high velocity larger particles may be transported: gravel, pebbles and boulders

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The Hjulström Curve
The Hjulström curve illustrates the relationship between velocity and competence.
It shows the velocities at which sediment will normally be eroded, transported or deposited.…read more

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