Physical Geography- rivers

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What is a long river profile?
The long profile shows how a river flows from it's source to it's mouth
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What is a cross river profile?
The cross profile shows you a cross section of a river's channel and valley at certain points in the river's course
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What is a river source?
The river source is usually in the upland area. It often flows over a series of waterfalls and rapids.
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What are the four different river transport processes?
Solution, suspension, saltation and traction
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What is deposition?
When a river loses energy, it deposits some of the material it is carrying
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When might deposition take place?
When the river enters an area of shallow water or the volume of water decreases
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The cross profile shows you a cross section of a river's channel and valley at certain points in the river's course

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What is a cross river profile?

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The river source is usually in the upland area. It often flows over a series of waterfalls and rapids.

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Solution, suspension, saltation and traction

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When a river loses energy, it deposits some of the material it is carrying

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