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Discharge
Volume of water passing a given point in a river at any moment in time.
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Drainage Basin
Which a river gets its water. Boundry is marked by an imaginary line of high land known as water-shed.
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Flood/Storm Hydrograph
Line graph to show the discharge. In a river in the after math of a flood of rain.
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Flashy
Hydrograph that responds quickly to a period of rain so it characteristically has a hight peak AND short lag time.
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Relif
Height and slope of land.
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Impermeable
Water that doesnt soak into it.
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Porous
Rock that has spaces (pores) between particles.
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Pervious
Water passes through vertical points AND horizontal bedding planes.
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Deforestation
Cutting down trees.
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Urbanisation
Increase in proportion of people living in cities resulting in their growth.
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Traction
Large boulders rolling down the river bed.
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Saltation
Small pebbles bounce along the river bed whilst picked up and dropped as the river flow changes.
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Suspension
Sand AND silt particles are carried giving the river a brown appearance.
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Solution
Limestone AND chalk are dissolved in the water and carried along but cannot be seen.
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Card 2

Front

Which a river gets its water. Boundry is marked by an imaginary line of high land known as water-shed.

Back

Drainage Basin

Card 3

Front

Line graph to show the discharge. In a river in the after math of a flood of rain.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Hydrograph that responds quickly to a period of rain so it characteristically has a hight peak AND short lag time.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Height and slope of land.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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