How do weather and climate affect river landscapes? Quiz
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Rates of erosion increase with discharge as the river has more energy to erode the river bed and banks. In the upper course of the river, this leads to verticle erosion, forming v-shaped valleys. In the lower course, lateral erosion leads to the formation of flood plains.
Locations with high rainfall experience greater chemical weathering.
Heavy rainfall, resulting from storms, can lead to rapid run-off causing the volume of water in a river channel to quickly increase.
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