erosion in a river

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how does gradient affect rate of erosion?
steeper gradient means the river has more energy
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how does rock type affect the rate of erosion?
weaker, softer rocks (sand & gravel) are eroded easilier
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how does bedload affect the rate of erosion?
more abrasion will take place
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how do humans affect the rate of erosion?
cutting down trees and changing the landscape
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what are the 4 ways of transportation?
traction, saltation, suspension, suspension,solution
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what is traction?
larger particles roll & slide along river bed
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how does rock type affect the rate of erosion?

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weaker, softer rocks (sand & gravel) are eroded easilier

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