Water ~ definitions

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Attrition
Waves smash rocks and pebbles on the shore into each other, and they break and become smoother.
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Hydraulic Action
Air may become trapped in joints and cracks on a cliff face. When a wave breaks, the trapped air is compressed which weakens the cliff and causes erosion.
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Corrosion/Solution
Chemical reaction occurs when slightly acid water dissolves calcium, breaking down rock such as limestone
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Corrasion/Abrasion
Wearing away of the river bed and banks by the load hitting against them.
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Delta
Where a river breaks into many distributaries before it reaches the sea
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Flood Plain
Flat area next to a river that is liable to flood
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Longshore Drift
The movement of material along a coastline by the action of the waves
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Backwash
The movement of water down the beach by the action of gravity
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Swash
The force of breaking waves moving up a beach
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Surface Runoff
All water flowing on the Earth's surface
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Through Flow
Movement of water through the soil
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Groundwater Flow
Movement of water underground through rocks
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Card 2

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Air may become trapped in joints and cracks on a cliff face. When a wave breaks, the trapped air is compressed which weakens the cliff and causes erosion.

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Hydraulic Action

Card 3

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Chemical reaction occurs when slightly acid water dissolves calcium, breaking down rock such as limestone

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Card 4

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Wearing away of the river bed and banks by the load hitting against them.

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Card 5

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Where a river breaks into many distributaries before it reaches the sea

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