Rivers Flashcards

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Draw a simple diagram to show the formation of an oxbow lake.
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Formation of an oxbow lake

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Draw a simple diagram to show the formation of an oxbow lake.
In the middle course of the river valley floor becomes wider why is this?
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The increase in lateral (sideways) erosion.

Find out more about the long profile of a river.

In the middle course of the river valley floor becomes wider why is this?
Identify the type of transportation labelled B on the diagram below.

River transportation processes

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Solution

Find out more about river transportation.

Identify the type of transportation labelled B on the diagram below.
Identify the four processes of erosion that occur within a river.
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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.
Identify the four main processes of transportation in a river?
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Solution, suspension, saltation and traction.

Find out more about how rivers transport material.

Identify the four main processes of transportation in a river?




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