Water on the Land

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What are the four processes of erosion?
Hydraulic action, Abrasion, Attrition & Solution
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Hydraulic action?
The force of the water breaks rock particles away from the river channel
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Abrasion?
Eroded rocks picked up by the river scrape and rub against the channel
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Attrition
Eroded rocks picked up by the river smash into each other and break into smaller fragments
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Solution
River water dissolves some types of rocks e.g limestone & chalk
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Card 2

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Hydraulic action?

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The force of the water breaks rock particles away from the river channel

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Abrasion?

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Attrition

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Solution

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