RIVER TRANSPORT

A river carries or transports eroded materials such as mud, sand, boulders and dissolved materials on its journey. These materials are known as its load. The load is carried along by four processes 1.Traction– large boulder rolled and slided along the river bed. 2.Saltation– small stones and pebbles bounced along the river bed. 3.Suspension-light and […]

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River Landform- EROSION

Potholes Potholes are holes in the river bed. They vary in size from a few centimetres to several metres in diameter. Potholes are formed by corrasion. Pebbles carried by the river are swirled around on the river bed. This action erodes the rock on the river bed forming potholes. Over time, they may widen and join […]

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RIVER EROSION

River Erosion is the river erodes away the bed and banks of its channel vertically and laterally. Vertical erosion is the downward erosion which deepens the river channel Lateral erosion is sideward erosion which widens the river channel There are four ways how the river erode the bed and the bank( EROSIONAL PROCESS) 1. Hydraulic […]

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