Rivers : Transport

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Suspension
smallest particles (clays & silts) are carried in suspension as the suspended load, especially important during times of flood
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Saltation
larger particles (sand, gravels, very small stones) are transported in a series of hops/bounces as the saltated load
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Traction
Pebbles are shunted along the bed as the bed or tracted load
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Solution
In areas of calcareous rock, material is carried in solution as the dissolved load
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Which means of transport involves the smallest of materials?
solution
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Which means of transport involves the largest materials?
Traction (pebbles)
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Which means of transport involves the load bouncing/hopping along the river bed?
Saltation
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Which means of transport involves the carrying of silts or clays?
Suspension
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What areas (geology) does the transport method of solution take place?
Calcareous rock
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Saltation

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larger particles (sand, gravels, very small stones) are transported in a series of hops/bounces as the saltated load

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Traction

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Solution

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Which means of transport involves the smallest of materials?

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