GCSE Rivers Glossary Part 2

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Levées
river embankments built by deposition as the river floods
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Lower course
the section of the river near the sea, where deposition is the most important process and the valley becomes wider and flatter
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Meander
a bend in a river. The outside of the meander has the fastest flow and deepest watera bend in a river. The outside of the meander has the fastest flow and deepest water
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Middle Course
the section of the river between the mountains and the lowland, where transport of eroded material is important and the river begins to cut sideways due to the reducing gradient
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Mouth
where a river ends, at a lake or the sea
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Ox-bow Lake
a meander which has been cut off from the main river channel and abandoned
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Profile
the cross-section of the river, from its source to its mouth, concave in shape
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Rapids
found where the river meets a band of resistant rock and usually precede a waterfall
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River Cliff
created on the outside of a meander bend by the erosive effect of fast-flowing water
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Saltation
material bounced along the bed of the river
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Sedimentation
The settling out of suspended particles from a body of water
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Slip-Off Slope
forms on the inside of a meander bend as a result of deposition in the slower flowing water
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Solution
some rocks such as limestone are subject to chemical attack and slowly dissolve in the water
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Source
where a river starts, usually in the mountains
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Suspended Load
very small and light material, usually fine clay and silt, transported by the river in suspension
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Card 2

Front

the section of the river near the sea, where deposition is the most important process and the valley becomes wider and flatter

Back

Lower course

Card 3

Front

a bend in a river. The outside of the meander has the fastest flow and deepest watera bend in a river. The outside of the meander has the fastest flow and deepest water

Back

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Card 4

Front

the section of the river between the mountains and the lowland, where transport of eroded material is important and the river begins to cut sideways due to the reducing gradient

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

where a river ends, at a lake or the sea

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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Mr A Gibson

This is part two of two sets of cards that you could use together. Between them they offer over 30 terms that a competent student may use in their exam answers - specialist vocabulary is important.

Part 1 - Access this here

Part 2 - This resource

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