Meanders and Ox-bow lakes

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Meander
A bend in the river formed over time - usually in the lower course and can lead to an oxbow lake
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Slip off slope
The inside of the bend in the meander, caused by deposition
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River cliff
The outside of the bend in the meander, caused by erosion
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Thalweg
The river's fastest course
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Ox-bow lake
A cut off part of the river that was a meander
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Card 2

Front

The inside of the bend in the meander, caused by deposition

Back

Slip off slope

Card 3

Front

The outside of the bend in the meander, caused by erosion

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

The river's fastest course

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A cut off part of the river that was a meander

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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