River Erosion and Transportation Processes

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Attrition (erosion)
Material is moved along the bed of a river, collides with other material and breaks up into smaller pieces.
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Corrasion (erosion)
Fine material rubs against the river bank. The bank is worn away by a sand-papering action called abrasion and collapses.
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Corrosion (erosion)
Rocks forming the river banks and bed are dissolved by acids in the water. Also called solution.
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Hydraulic Action (erosion)
The sheer force of the water hitting the banks of the river.
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Traction (transportation)
Large rocks and boulders are dragged along the river bed.
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Saltation (transportation)
Smaller stones are bounced along the river bed in a leap-frogging motion.
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Suspension (transportation)
Fine material, light enough to be carried by the river - discolours water.
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Solution (transportation)
Dissolved material is transported by the river.
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Card 2

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Fine material rubs against the river bank. The bank is worn away by a sand-papering action called abrasion and collapses.

Back

Corrasion (erosion)

Card 3

Front

Rocks forming the river banks and bed are dissolved by acids in the water. Also called solution.

Back

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Card 4

Front

The sheer force of the water hitting the banks of the river.

Back

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Card 5

Front

Large rocks and boulders are dragged along the river bed.

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