river transportation

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  • solution - substances that can dissolve are carried along in the winter e.g. limestone is dissolved into river water that's slightly acidic
  • suspension - very fine material, like silt and clay particles, is whipped up by turbulence (erratic swirling of water) and carried along in the water. most eroded material is transported this way
  • saltation - larger particles, like pebbles or gravel are too havy to be carried in suspension. instead, the force of the water causes them to bounce along the river bed
  • traction - very large particles e.g. boulders are pushed along the river bed by force of the water
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