Landforms of River Erosion Flashcards

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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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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?
What is a waterfall?
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A waterfall is a step in the long profile of the valley. It is where water falls down the vertical drop in the channel usually from a considerable height.

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What is a waterfall?
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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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?




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