How do rivers transport material? Quiz

True or false? Fluvial transport is the process by which a river carries its load. Load varies in size from large angular boulders in the upper course to fine, suspended sediment in the lower course. Load mainly comes from weathered material that has rolled down the hillside into the river bed.

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Which of the following is not an example of how a river can transport material?

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Identify the type of transportation being described below: Minerals are dissolved in the water and carried along in solution. This typically occurs in areas where the underlying bedrock is limestone or chalk.

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Identify the type of transportation being described below: Large boulders and rocks are rolled along the river bed. The material carried this way is called bed load.

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Identify the type of transportation being described below: Small pebbles and stones are bounced along the river bed.

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Identify the type of transportation being described below: Fine, light material such as alluvium is carried along in the water. The load bounces in line with the rise and fall in the velocity of the river.

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Look at the diagram showing the different types of transportation by a river. Which letter represents suspension?

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Look at the diagram showing the different types of transportation by a river. Which letter represents traction?

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Look at the diagram showing the different types of transportation by a river. Which letter represents solution?

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Look at the diagram showing the different types of transportation by a river. Which letter represents saltation?

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How do rivers transport material? Quiz
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