RIVER TEES' LANDFORMS

Upper course - high Force waterfall and gorge
- Tallest waterfall in England. - 21m high. - Top: very hard rock called 'Whinsill'. - Bottom: softer rock (limestone and sandstone)
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Upper course - potholes and rapids at Low Force
- Small pebbles become trapped in hollows in the rock. - River's flow has caused pebbles to swirl around in the hollow making it deeper and deeper. - Rapids formed by smaller outcrops of Whinsill.
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Middle course - meanders
- Bend in river.
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Lower course - ox-bow lakes and levees
- Caused by large meanders and flooding.
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Mouth - estuary
- Melting of snow and ice after Ice Age caused sea level to rise, causing flooding=estuary. - Very wide. - Mudflats+sand banks. - Holds industries (e.g. iron+steel, engineering and chemical works. - Home for wildlife (e.g. seals+migratory birds).
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Card 2

Front

Upper course - potholes and rapids at Low Force

Back

- Small pebbles become trapped in hollows in the rock. - River's flow has caused pebbles to swirl around in the hollow making it deeper and deeper. - Rapids formed by smaller outcrops of Whinsill.

Card 3

Front

Middle course - meanders

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Lower course - ox-bow lakes and levees

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Mouth - estuary

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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