THE RIVER VALLEY

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  • Created on: 10-12-15 22:07
UPPER COURSE
The gradient is steep. V-shaped valley, steep sides, source, narrow channel. Waterfalls and gorges form here. Vertical erosion.
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MIDDLE COURSE
The gradient is medium. U-shaped valley. Gently sloping valley sides. Meanders and oxbow lakes form here. Lateral erosion.
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LOWER COURSE
The gradient is gentle. Very wide and flat. Floodplains and levees form here. Very deep channel. Lateral erosion, mouth.
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VERTICAL EROSION
This deepens the river valley, making it V-shaped. Upper course of the river.
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LATERAL EROSION
This widens the river valley. Middle and lower courses.
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Card 2

Front

The gradient is medium. U-shaped valley. Gently sloping valley sides. Meanders and oxbow lakes form here. Lateral erosion.

Back

MIDDLE COURSE

Card 3

Front

The gradient is gentle. Very wide and flat. Floodplains and levees form here. Very deep channel. Lateral erosion, mouth.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

This deepens the river valley, making it V-shaped. Upper course of the river.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

This widens the river valley. Middle and lower courses.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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