River processes definitions

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The start of a river
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Mouth
Where a river ends by the sea
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Drainage basin
Area of land drained by a river
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Tributary
A stream/small river that joins a larger one
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Confluence
The point where two rivers/streams meet
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Erosion
Wearing away of rock and soil
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Hydraulic action
The river hits the banks and the force causes cracks to form on the riverbed. Air gets trapped in these cracks and causes the banks to wear down.
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Abrasion
Rocks get carried along the riverbed and wear down the bed and banks
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Attrition
Rocks are carried by the river, smash together and break to be smaller and rounder
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Solution
Soluble particles dissolve
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Traction
Boulders and rocks are carried along the riverbed
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Saltation
Small pebbles bounce along the riverbed
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Suspension
Light material is carried in the water
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Deposition
When a river loses energy, it will deposit some of the stuff it is carrying
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Mouth

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Where a river ends by the sea

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Drainage basin

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Card 4

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Tributary

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Card 5

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Confluence

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