Landforms of River Erosion Flashcards

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Give three characteristics of interlocking spurs.
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Steep gradient, convex slopes, they project from alternate sides of the family, separated by a narrow valley floor which is mainly taken up by the river channel, sometimes covered in Woodland and may have scree slopes.

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Give three characteristics of interlocking spurs.
Give three characteristics of rapids.
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The characteristics of rapids include:

  • the turbulent flow of water
  • white water
  • uneven river bed
  • steep gradients.

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Give three characteristics of rapids.
What are rapids?
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Rapids are fast flowing, turbulent sections of the river where the bed has a relatively steep gradient. They are found in the upper course of the river.

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What are rapids?
What are interlocking spurs?
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Interlocking spurs are fingers of land that jut out into the river valley that streams and rivers are forced to flow around in the upper course.

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What are interlocking spurs?
Give three characteristics of a gorge.
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Characteristics of a gorge include:

  • very narrow valley
  • very steep, high valley sides is
  • located immediately downstream of a waterfall
  • river channel takes up most, if not all, of the valley floor
  • boulders litter the river bed
  • turbulent, fast-flowing whitewater

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Give three characteristics of a gorge.




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