What is the definition of Hydraulic Action?
The force of water against the beds and banks of a river.
What is the definition of Corrosion?
Acids in the water dissolve the bed and banks of the river.
What is the definition of Attrition?
Material carried by the water 'bump' into each other and break down into smaller particles.
What is the definition of Abrasion?
The river throws it's load against the river bed, resulting in erosion of the bed.
What is the definition of Traction?
Bouders and pebbles are rolled along the river bed at times of high discharge.
What is the definition of Saltation?
Sand sized particles are bounced along the river bed by the flow of water.
What is the definition of Suspension?
Fine clay and sand particles are carried along within the water even at low discharge.
What is the definition of Solution?
Some minerals dissolve in the water, such as Calcium Carbonate. This requires very little energy.
What is a Meander?
A meander is made due to erosion in the outer bend (due to the high velocity of the water) of a river and deposition on the inner bend, creating a wave like shape.
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