River Landscapes Crossword

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QUESTIONS LIST: Corrosion: A type of erosion process; water reacts with chemicals and dissolves rocks., Long profile: A type of river profile; a line representing the change in gradient (steepness of slope) with distance from river’s source to mouth., Bed Load: Particles in running water, which are transported along the river bed., Transportation: The process of picking up sediment and carrying it downstream., Abrasion: A type of erosion process; stones carried along scratch the river bed and banks., Traction: A type of transportation process; large stones are rolled along the river bed., Attrition: A type of erosion process; rocks being transported bump against each other and break into smaller, smoother, rounder particles., Floodplains: An example of deposition land-forms in the lower course; wide and flat land around the river., Saltation: A type of transportation process; small pebbles are bounced along the river bed., Deposition: The process of depositing or dropping off any material when a river lacks energy for transportation., Solution: A type of transportation process; minerals are dissolved and carried along in water, Cross profile: A type of river profile; shows what a cross-section of a river’s channel and valley looks like., Suspension: A type of transportation process; lighter material (like sand, silt, clay) is suspended or carried in the water., Velocity: A measure of how rapidly the water moves over a quantified distance (speed = distance/time)., Erosion: The process of wearing away rock and soil in a river bed and banks; also, breaking of rocks carried by the river.