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Flashcards in Section 1 - Rivers (The River Valley) Deck (11):
1

The upper course is close to the...

Rivers source

2

The lower course is close to the...

Rivers mouth

3

Where do rivers flow?

In channels, in valleys

4

How do rivers affect the landscape?

They erode it, and transport the material to somewhere else where it is deposited

5

How does the shape of the valley and the channel depend on the erosion and deposition?

It depend which process is the dominant process and is therefore having the most impact

6

What does the long profile of a river show you?

The gradient of the river and how it changes over the different courses

7

What does the cross profile show you?

What the cross section of a river looks like

8

Upper course features

Gradient: steep
Valley shape: V-shaped valley, steep sides
Channel shape: narrow, shallow channel

9

Middle course features

Gradient: medium
Valley shape: gently sloping valley sides
Channel shape: wider, deeper channel

10

Lower course features

Gradient: gentle
Valley shape: very wide, almost flat valley
Channel shape: very wide, deep channel

11

The path of a river as it flows downhill is called its...

Course