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RIVER erosion/transp

RIVER erosion

Cavitation Pressure caused by collapsing bubbles in fast flowing water which weaken the river bed
Hydraulic Action The force of moving water
Abrasion (corrasion) The erosive power of the river's load as it strikes the river bed
Attrition The bed load eroding itself a it collides together.
Solution Carbonic Acid in the water erodes soluble rocks such as limestone, the dissolved rock particles are removed in solution
Suspension The lightest particles i.e. clay and silt which are carried along in the flow of the river without settling on the river bed
Saltation Small rocks and light pepples which are caried along by the flow of the river and bounce off the river bed
Traction Occurs with the heaviest if the river's load. Boulders and large rocks are dragged and rolled along the river bed.
DEFINE - Erosion the removal of rock and regolit hfrom its original postion
DEFINE - Transportation The moving of an eroded load to a new position
DEFINE - Deposition The settling down of eroded material further downstream
DEFINE - Discharge The amount of water carrid by a river at any given time
Created by: serrraphina
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