Erosional River Landforms

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What are erosional river landforms in the upper coarse?
Waterfalls & gorges, v-shaped valleys & interlocking spurs & rapids
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How are Interlocking spurs formed?
The landscape gets erodes vertically downwards, so the river can't move laterally (sideways) so winds & bends to avoid hard rock.
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How are V-shaped Valleys formed?
The landscape when eroded vertically downwards-created v-shaped valleys
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Gorges formed?
Undercutting of the hard rock& collapsing-forming plunge pool. When waterfall retreats back up river channel it leaves, a steep-sided gorge
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How are rapids formed?
When river flows over hard & then soft rock, the ridges of hard rock create an uneven slope-rapids are formed
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How are Interlocking spurs formed?

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The landscape gets erodes vertically downwards, so the river can't move laterally (sideways) so winds & bends to avoid hard rock.

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How are V-shaped Valleys formed?

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Gorges formed?

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How are rapids formed?

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