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Water on the Land

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Welcome to Water on the Land - A Unit 1 Topic!

 

1.  The Drainage Basin

 

Sketch a diagram of the drainage basin - read page 80 and watch this clip

 - annotate it to show the features of a drainage basin: MAKE SURE YOU WRITE DEFINITIONS OF THESE FEATURES too.

 

  • Watershed
  • Source
  • Tributary
  • Confluence
  • Mouth

 

The River Severn, from source to mouth - a quick journey to watch!  Can you name the source, a tributary and the mouth of the Severn - add this detail to your work.

 

2. River Processes 

 

There are 4 processes of erosion you must know

Use the boardworks powerpoint to help you learn them

Write definitions - using page 82 to help you

  • Hydraulic Action
  • Abrasion
  • Solution
  • Attrition

The river uses these processes of erosion to shape the landscape it flows through - the DIRECTION of erosion can be VERTICAL or LATERAL - see page 80 to explain where these operate along the course of a river.

 

There are 4 processes of transportation

Use the boardworks powerpoint to help you learn them

Write definitions - using page 80

  • Traction
  • Saltation
  • Suspension
  • Solution

 

Do you know your terminology?   and a Quizlet here too!  

 

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