GCSE Geography River Glossary

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Where two rivers meet and join to form one larger river
Confluence
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The area of land drained by a river and its tributaries
Drainage Basin
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The point at which a river begins to meet the sea.
Estuary
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The study of water
Hydrology
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The downward movement of water that seeps into the soil or a porous rock.
Infiltration
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The end of the river, where it meets the sea, or a lake
Mouth
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When water flows over the surface of the ground
Overland Flow
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the movement of water with in the soil sideways, towards the river
Throughflow
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The water loss from vegetation into the atmosphere
Transpiration
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rivers running into the main one, that form part of the same drainage basin system
Tributaries
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Card 2

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The area of land drained by a river and its tributaries

Back

Drainage Basin

Card 3

Front

The point at which a river begins to meet the sea.

Back

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Card 4

Front

The study of water

Back

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Card 5

Front

The downward movement of water that seeps into the soil or a porous rock.

Back

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