OCR Geography AS - Fluvial Processes

Brief quiz on fluvial processes.

In a river, what is potential energy?
The vertical distance to sea level
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What is the potential energy transformed into?
Kinetic energy
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What is bankfull discharge?
The point where the river banks overflow because they cannot contain any more water
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What does bedload consist of?
coarse calibre particles
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What does suspended load consist of?
fine calibre particles
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What does solution load consist of?
dissolved minerals
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What are the four processes of fluvial transport?
Traction, suspension, saltation, solution
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What is the potential energy transformed into?

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Kinetic energy

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What is bankfull discharge?

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What does bedload consist of?

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What does suspended load consist of?

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