River erosion

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Attrition
Rocks carried by the river wear down the river bed and banks
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Abrasion
Rocks taken along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.
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Hydraulic action
The force on the river's banks cause air to be trapped in cracks. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.
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Solution
Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
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Erosion
The wearing away of rock and soil found along the river bed and banks.
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Card 2

Front

Rocks taken along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.

Back

Abrasion

Card 3

Front

The force on the river's banks cause air to be trapped in cracks. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The wearing away of rock and soil found along the river bed and banks.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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