Channel processes - Transport

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Traction
Large stones/boulders are rolled along the river bank by water moving downstream. It occurs at times of high discharge such as Boscastle flood when River Valency gained high discharge.
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Saltation
Small stones are bounced along the channel bed. It occurs during relatively high energy conditions.
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Suspension
Small particles of silt/sand carried along by the flow of the river.
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Solution
Dissolved minerals are transported within the mass of the moving water.
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Capacity of a river
A measure of the amount of material a river can carry.
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Competence of a river
The diameter of the largest particle that a river can carry for a given velocity.
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Small stones are bounced along the channel bed. It occurs during relatively high energy conditions.

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Saltation

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Small particles of silt/sand carried along by the flow of the river.

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Card 4

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Dissolved minerals are transported within the mass of the moving water.

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Card 5

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A measure of the amount of material a river can carry.

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