Rivers: Erosion

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  • Created on: 23-02-16 19:54
Name the 4 erosion processes
Corrosion (aka Abrasion), Attrition , Solution, hydraulic action
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Describe the process of corrosion (aka Abrasion)
Material carried along by the river (such as rocks), rub away at the river bed/banks eroding them (This has a similar to sandpaper).
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Describe the process of Attrition
Rocks being carried by the river smash into each other and break up into smaller rocks/particles.
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Describe the process of solution
soluble particles are dissolved in the water.
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Describe the process of hydraulic action
The force of the flowing water dislodges particles from the river banks.
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Card 2

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Describe the process of corrosion (aka Abrasion)

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Material carried along by the river (such as rocks), rub away at the river bed/banks eroding them (This has a similar to sandpaper).

Card 3

Front

Describe the process of Attrition

Back

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Card 4

Front

Describe the process of solution

Back

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Card 5

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Describe the process of hydraulic action

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