True or false?
The ability of a river to erode depends on its velocity.
Which of the following is not an example of how rivers erode?
Identify the type of erosion that occurs when boulders and stones wear away the river banks and bed.
Identify the type of erosion that occurs when acidic water dissolves rocks such as chalk or limestone
Identify the type of erosion that occurs when the force of fast-flowing water hits the bed and banks and forces water and air into cracks in the bedrock.
Identify the type of erosion that occurs when sediment particles knock against the bed or each other and break, becoming more rounded and smaller as you move down the river.
Identify the type of erosion labelled A in the diagram.
Identify the type of erosion labelled B in the diagram.
Where is vertical erosion most common along the long profile of a river?
Where is lateral erosion most common along the long profile of a river?
How do rivers erode? Quiz
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