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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?



                                                                                                                    
 



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