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AQA `A` GCSE Geography

Glossary of terms
River Landscapes and
Processes
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Attrition
Parts of the load rubbing against each
other and so becoming smaller and
rounded.
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Corrasion
Or abrasion the wearing away of the
river banks by the load carried in the
water.
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Corrosion
The chemical action of water dissolving
minerals
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Cross Profile
The profile of the river and valley from
one side to another as if the river had
been cut in half like an orange!
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Delta
Often triangular shaped flat land
jutting out to sea at the mouth of the
river.
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Deposition
The laying down of material by the
river.
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Estuary
A drowned river mouth in a lowland area.
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Flood
When a river overtops its banks and
spreads onto the valley floor.
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Flood Plain
The flat, low lying valley floor adjacent
to a river at its lower course.
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Fluvial landforms
Features produced by its rivers
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Fluvial Processes
The process which a river erodes and
deposits and transports.
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Gorge of recession
Steep sided narrow valley created by
waterfall retreat.
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Hydraulic Power
The force of water eroding the bed and
banks of the river.
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Leves
Raised mounds of silt seen as ridges on
top of river banks, formed by flooding.
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Long profile
The profile of a river form its source to
mouth.
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Meanders
Bends in the middle and lower course of
a river.
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Ox-bow lakes
Semi-circular lakes formed by sealing
off a meander bend.
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Saltation
Small particles Jumping along the
river bed.
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Suspension
Small particles of silt and clay carried
along in the rivers flow.
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Traction
Boulders rolling along the river bed.
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Waterfall
A vertical drop giving a high head of
water along a stretch of river.

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