River Transportation Flashcards

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What is suspension?
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Lighter sediment is suspended (carried) within the water, most commonly near the mouth of the river.

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What is suspension?
What is traction?
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Large boulders and rocks are rolled along the river bed.

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What is traction?
Identify the type of transportation labelled C in the diagram below.

River transportation processes

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Traction

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Identify the type of transportation labelled C in the diagram below.
Identify the four main processes of transportation in a river?
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Solution, suspension, saltation and traction.

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Identify the four main processes of transportation in a river?
Identify the type of transportation labelled D in the diagram below.

River transportation processes

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Saltation

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Identify the type of transportation labelled D in the diagram below.




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