Rivers

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  • Created on: 10-04-16 11:54

1. What is the river channel?

  • a collection of channels that make up the drainage basin
  • sum of all the lengths of the river + area of the drainage basin
  • the route rivers flow
  • where the river flows into the sea or a lake
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2. What is underground flow?

  • slow movement of water through the ground
  • where the water filters through the ground and the tiny pores in the so
  • this is where plants, trees, or buildings collect the precipitation
  • where the water is evaporated straight from the ground or from the sea

3. What is through fall?

  • where precipitation is not intercepted but falls straight to the ground
  • where water vapour falls through the clouds
  • where rivers enter through the ground
  • slow movement of water through the ground

4. What is the confluence?

  • A higher area of land
  • The place where two rivers join
  • A small river joining the main one
  • The place where three rivers join

5. What is transpiration?

  • When plants take water through their roots and release it through leaves
  • where the water is evaporated straight from the ground or from the sea
  • this happens when either the soil is impermeable or saturated and the water flows over the top of it
  • where the water filters through the ground and the tiny pores in the soil

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