River Erosion Flashcards

[Click to shuffle]

What happens to the shape and size of bed load as you move down the river?
Click to View the Answer
Click to View the Question

It becomes more rounded and smaller.

Find out more about river erosion.

What happens to the shape and size of bed load as you move down the river?
What is the main process of erosion in the upper course of a river?
Click to View the Answer
Click to View the Question

Hydraulic action

Find out more about river erosion.

What is the main process of erosion in the upper course of a river?
What is lateral erosion?
Click to View the Answer
Click to View the Question

Lateral erosion erodes the banks of the river. This is more common in the middle and lower courses of a river.

Find out more about river erosion.

What is lateral erosion?
Identify the four processes of erosion that occur within a river.
Click to View the Answer
Click to View the Question

Abrasion or corrasion, attrition, hydraulic action and solution or corrosion.

Find out more about river erosion.

Identify the four processes of erosion that occur within a river.
What is the solution?
Click to View the Answer
Click to View the Question

Solution (or corrosion) is when acidic water dissolves rocks such as chalk or limestone.

Find out more about river erosion.

What is the solution?




Request a question

2 + 1 = ?