Geography - Rivers

Hydraulic Action
When the water uses it's force to beak the rocks
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Abrasion
When lose rocks and pebbles hit the rock
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Attrition
When the rocks rub together and break off bits.
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Solution
When the water is acidic and the rocks are broken up
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Traction
When the rocks roll along the river floor
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Saltation
When particles bounce up and down
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Suspension
When particles are held in suspension in the air
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Vertical erosion
Downwards ersion
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Lateral Erosion
Sideways Erosion
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Menader
The bend in a river
10 of 11
Estaury
Mouth of the river leads to the sea
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Card 2

Front

When lose rocks and pebbles hit the rock

Back

Abrasion

Card 3

Front

When the rocks rub together and break off bits.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

When the water is acidic and the rocks are broken up

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

When the rocks roll along the river floor

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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