How do rivers erode? Quiz

True or false? The ability of a river to erode depends on its velocity.

The upper course of a river with rapids as the river flows through steep V-shaped valleys. Internet Geography
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Which of the following is not an example of how rivers erode?

A confluence in a river Internet Geography
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Identify the type of erosion that occurs when boulders and stones wear away the river banks and bed.

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Identify the type of erosion that occurs when acidic water dissolves rocks such as chalk or limestone

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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.

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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.

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Identify the type of erosion labelled A in the diagram.

lateral and vertical erosion Internet Geography
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Identify the type of erosion labelled B in the diagram.

lateral and vertical erosion Internet Geography
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Where is vertical erosion most common along the long profile of a river?

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Where is lateral erosion most common along the long profile of a river?

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How do rivers erode? Quiz
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