River processes

Erosion
The process of wearing down the river banks and bed
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Transportation
The movement of material (load) in a river
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Deposition
When the river does not have enough energy, it start to put its load down.
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Hydraulic action
Pressure of water being forced into cracks makes the other cracks wider
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Abrasion
Load rubs against the river bed & banks
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Corrosion
Acids dissolve away the rocks in the river bed and banks
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Attrition
Pebbles & sand rub together to erode the load
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Traction
Rolling and dragging of the load along the river bed
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Saltation
Hopping or bouncing motion of the load
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Suspension
Particles in the load are carried in the water without touching the river bed
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Solution
Dissolved material in the river water
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

The movement of material (load) in a river

Back

Transportation

Card 3

Front

When the river does not have enough energy, it start to put its load down.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Pressure of water being forced into cracks makes the other cracks wider

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Load rubs against the river bed & banks

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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