River Transportation Quiz
Which letter represents solution?
Solution is when dissolved minerals are carried by the river.
Which letter represents traction?
Traction is when large boulders and pebbled are rolled along the river bed.
Which letter represents saltation?
Saltation is when small stones, pebble and silt bounce along the river bed. An increase in velocity causes the material to lift.
Which letter represents suspension?
Suspension is when fine material such as clay and sediment is carried by a river.
Where does the majority of a river's load come from?
The majority of a river's load comes from weathered material that has entered the river channel.
True or false? Load varies in size from large angular boulders in the upper course to fine, suspended sediment in the lower course.
The answer is true. River load varies in size from large angular boulders in the upper course to fine, suspended sediment in the lower course.
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