Rivers

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  • Created on: 15-04-14 15:57
Transportation
Traction (Big boulders rolled across bottom of the river) Saltation(Small material,bouncing across river) Suspension(Fine materials,floating across river)Solution(Dissolved,Not vissible)
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Meanders/Oxbow lake
Meander-(Bend in the river) Oxbow lake -(The loop is cut-off from the main channel)
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Fetch
The distance the wind blows over the surface of the water
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Deposition
Deposition happens when the sea loses energy, it drops the sand, rock particles and pebbles it has been carrying. Deposition happens when the swash is stronger than the backwash and is associated with constructive waves.
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Spits
A spit is an extended stretch of beach material that projects out to sea and is joined to the mainland at one end, which is created by deposition.
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Hard engineering
-Man made -Exspensive -Short term -High impact on enviroment/landscape. -Sea wall(A wall built on the edge of the coastline) -groynes(A wooden barrier built at right angles to the beach)
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Soft engineering
Soft engineering are more natrual options,less exspensive,and have less impact on enviroment. -Beach management -Managed retreat
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Card 2

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Meanders/Oxbow lake

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Meander-(Bend in the river) Oxbow lake -(The loop is cut-off from the main channel)

Card 3

Front

Fetch

Back

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Card 4

Front

Deposition

Back

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Card 5

Front

Spits

Back

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