RADIAL & CENTRIPETAL PATTERN

RADIAL PATTERN

Commonly found where the rivers flow outwards in all directions and downhills from a high point (crater of volcano)

Pattern resembles the spokes of bicycle.

radial and centripetal


CENTRIPETAL PATTERN

The opposite of radial pattern .

The stream drain into a basin or depression or a crater lake.

The pattern resembles the spoke of a bicycle wheels

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Trellis Pattern

The tributaries flow along the areas of less resistant rock and join the main river at right angles.

Commonly found in area of alternating bands of resistant and less resistant rocks.