Water on the land: processes of erosion and transportation

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What is hydraulic action?
The sheer force of the water hitting the bed and the banks
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What is attrition?
When the load (stones and boulders) the river is carrying knocks into other parts of load breaking pieces off and causing the material to become smaller
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What is abrasion?
When the load the river is carrying hits the bed and banks causing bits to break off.
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What is solution?
The dissolving of certain types of rock-chalk & limestone by rainwater.
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What is traction?
The rolling along of the largest rocks and boulders
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what is saltation?
the bouncing movement of small stones and grains of sand along the rover bed.
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what is suspension?
a means of carrying very fine material so that it floats in the river and is moved with the flow
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What is attrition?

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When the load (stones and boulders) the river is carrying knocks into other parts of load breaking pieces off and causing the material to become smaller

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What is abrasion?

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What is solution?

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What is traction?

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