Flashcards in Rivers Definitions Deck (33):
The Beginning of a river.
The end of a river.
The area of land drained by a river and it's tributaryes.
A smaller river that joing a bigger river.
Where two rivers join.
The continous movement of water trough the atmosphere, earth, and across the land.
water falling from the atmosphere
when precipitation is cought by vegeation or human built structures.
when water travels from the surface to the ground below
when water travels on the surace
when water travels trough unsaturated
The division between two drainage basins
The process of river loads crashing and rubbing into river banks and bed causing bits to break off.
The process of water dissolvin a river's loads, banks, and bed.
Load crashing into eachother in a river.
water and air getting into cracks of the river causing banks and bed errosion trough increased pressure.
When a river doesn't have enough energy, it deposits it's load.
The process of large pieces of load rolling along a river bed.
the process of large bits of load bouncing along a river bed
The process of fine particles of load bein carried down a river by the water.
Minerals are disolved in water. This is a chemical change.
The process of material being transported on top of the water down the river.
Things transported by a river
Place where river falls vertically
Deep valley where waterfall retreats
Turbulent section of a river, created by places with hard and soft rock, making river bed uneven, making the river turbulent.
bend in river
Oxbow lakes are created when two meanders join.
Holes found in the river bed created by vertical erosion.
When a river erodes vertically in the upper parts of the river creating a valley in the form of a v with the river in the middle
area of land that the water flow to in case it overflows from a river.
Where the river meets the sea, created when it decreases velocity.