Geography - Rivers

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What is Hydraulic Action?
The pressure of water exerting its force and causes erosion. An example of this is a waterfall with the pressure causing a plunge pool
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What is Abrasion
Wearing away of the river bed and bank by the load carried in the river
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What is Attrition
Erosion caused when rocks and boulders transported by waves bump into each other and break up into smaller pieces
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What is a bar?
When a spit grows across a bay and forms a lagoon.
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What is a bay?
An area of soft rock which has been eroded away in the middle of two hard rock headlands, forming a dip inwards which is a bay.
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What is a constructive wave?
Found on low-angled beaches. Strong swash, weak backwash
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What is a destructive wave?
Found on steep beaches. Strong backwash, weak swash
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What is Abrasion

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Wearing away of the river bed and bank by the load carried in the river

Card 3

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What is Attrition

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Card 4

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What is a bar?

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Card 5

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What is a bay?

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