Rivers Flashcards

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What is solution?
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The transportation of dissolved chemicals. This varies along the river depending on the presence of soluble rocks.

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What is a valley cross profile?
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A valley cross-profile includes the channel, the valley floor and the sides of the valley.

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

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How does building a new housing estate on the floodplain increase the risk of flooding?
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Building a new housing estate on the floodplain increases the risk of flooding because the surface becomes impermeable due to the construction of houses, tarmac roads and concrete pavements. Surface run-off increases leading to a rapid increase in a river’s discharge.

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