The Work of Rivers

The Work of Rivers

Geography – Junior Cert

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The Work of Rivers

There are certain terms associated with river erosion.  Hydraulic action occurs when the weight and speed of the river opens cracks and loosens rocks from the beds and sides of the valley.  Abrasion is the wearing away of the beds and sides by the scouring action of the load.  Attrition is the friction within the load and the friction between the load and the riverbed.  Solution is the dissolving of minerals within the rock. ...

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