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.
Where are waterfalls and gorges typically found along the long profile of a river?
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Waterfalls and gorges are typically found in the upper course of the river.

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Where are waterfalls and gorges typically found along the long profile of a river?
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?
Draw a simple diagram to show the main features of a meander.
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meander diagram

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Draw a simple diagram to show the main features of a meander.
How does a waterfall create a gorge?
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As a waterfall retreats, it leaves behind the steep-sided valley which is called a gorge. Every time the overhanging rock breaks off the gorge retreats and grows longer.

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How does a waterfall create a gorge?




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