Flashcards in Section 1 - Rivers (Drainage Basins) Deck (13):
Inputs of water to the drainage basin
The flows/transfers in a drainage basin
The stores in a drainage basin
The outputs of a drainage basin
•river flow into the sea
Drainage basins are separated by...
What are watersheds?
Ridges of high land, water falling over either side of the ridges with fall into different drainage basins
Name 6 key features of a drainage basin
What is a source?
Where a river starts, usually in an upland area
What is a tributary?
A smaller river that joins the main river
What is a confluence?
A point where 2 rivers meet
What is a channel?
The main river flowing through the basin
What is the mouth?
Where a river flows into the sea or a lake