Water on the Land Definitions

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Abrasion
Material erodes the bed and the banks.
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Attrition
Material knocks into each other and chips away at each other.
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Hydraulic Action
The sheer force of the water hitting the bed and banks.
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Solution - Erosion
Chalk and limestone are dissolved by the water flowing over them.
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Traction
Boulders and large material roll along the bed. THINK OF TRACTOR WHEELS TURNING!!
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Saltation
Bouncing movement of small stones along the river bed.
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Suspension
Small material is carried within the river.
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Suspension - Transportion
Chalk and limestone is dissolved and carried by ther river.
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Vertical Erosion
When the river flows downwards.
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Lateral Erosion
Whe the river flows sideways (more important as the river gets further down course e.g.:meandering)
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Card 2

Front

Material knocks into each other and chips away at each other.

Back

Attrition

Card 3

Front

The sheer force of the water hitting the bed and banks.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Chalk and limestone are dissolved by the water flowing over them.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Boulders and large material roll along the bed. THINK OF TRACTOR WHEELS TURNING!!

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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