Water on the land

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Erosion
The wearing away of land by moving forces - the river
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Hydraulic action
Where the sheer force of the water erodes the stones, bed and banks of the river
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Corrasion/abrasion
Where stones in transport are thrown into the bed and banks eroding them
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Corrosion
Where weak acids within the water react with the rocks, bed and bank of the river
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Attrition
Where stones in transport are thrown into one another
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Transport
The movement of material by river water
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Solution
Where material is dissolved within the water
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Suspension
Where small particles are held up or suspended in the water
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Saltation
The bouncing motion of larger particles along the river bed
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Traction
The rolling motion of sediment along the bed
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Deposition
The laying down of sediment in the river channel or on floodplains
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Card 2

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Where the sheer force of the water erodes the stones, bed and banks of the river

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Hydraulic action

Card 3

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Where stones in transport are thrown into the bed and banks eroding them

Back

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Card 4

Front

Where weak acids within the water react with the rocks, bed and bank of the river

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Where stones in transport are thrown into one another

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