Some of these questions must be answered by consulting your textbook which correlates with the video series. Consult: "Physical Geology -Earth Revealed" by Carlson, Plummer and McGeary; published by McGraw Hill, New York City, NY
19. Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion and Deposition
Rivers are the most common land feature on Earth and play a vital role in the sculpting of land. This program shows landscapes formed by rivers, the various types of rivers, the basic parts of a river, and how characteristics of rivers — their slope, channel, and discharge — erode and build the surrounding terrain. Aspects of flooding are also discussed.
Episode 19: Running Water - Erosion and Deposition
Describe the hydrologic Cycle.
What is sheet erosion?
What 3 things do all streams do?
What is one important factor in how rivers shape the land?
What is a divide?
What factors can cause a river's velocity to increase?
What is discharge?
What are the 3 erosional processes of rivers?
What is the stream Load?
What factors affect sediment transport?
What are river bars?
Describe a river that has meanders.
How does an oxbow form?
Describe a braided river.
How often do most streams flood?
What is a floodplain, and what does a river store there?
What is a levee?
How do streams work to maintain equilibrium?
How is a delta different from an alluvial fan?
What happens at "Red Eye Crossing" when water levels fluctuate?
What geologic factors contribute to the evolution of river systems?