Erosion, transportation and deposition all occur in a river. Moving from the upper course to the lower course, the rates of erosion, transportation and deposition change.
Which type of erosion is the sheer power of the waves hitting the river banks?
Pebbles grinding along a rock platform is which type of erosion?
Which of these describes saltation transportation?
Particles carried within the water
Pebbles rolling along the river bed
The bouncing movement of pebbles along the river bed
Which of these describes traction transportation?
Where is deposition most likely to occur?
The river's source
What is a drainage basin?
The area of high land forming a ridge around the river
Where the river begins
The area of land around a river
What is a tributary?
Where the river flows
A small river that joins a larger river
The point where two rivers meet
What is a long profile?
A line representing the river from its source to its mouth
A line representing one side of the valley to another
A sample of the river
Which of these are characteristics of the upper course?
Wider and deeper channel
Shallow, narrow channel
Widest, deepest channel
Which of these are characteristics of the lower course?