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What does the term 'river basin' mean?
An area of land drained by a river and its tributary
One method used to control floods?
Afforestation: Trees are planted around the basin of the river, they absorb water lowering the river discharge is lower. Soc good, v nice to look at. Eco = v good, eco = cheap.
River Valley Land form?
Slip-off Slope formed by the River Seven
Label and discuss this diagram:
Steps of that?
- Faster on the outside because the river is deeper. - Less friction
- So it erodes more on the outside, forming river cliffs
How are ox-bow lakes formed?
Name and describe one process of coastal erosion
Abrasion, this is where strong destructive wavers get sediment from the rocks and the sea-bed and chucks it into the rock, eventually grinding it away and smoothing the rock.
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