Science Rivers Quiz

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1. There are ___ methods that sediments are transported by water. This is called ______________.
There are 3 methods that sediments are transported by water. This is called hydraulic action.
2. The first is called ________. The particles are small enough to be _________ in water.
The first is called solution. The particles are small enough to be dissolved in water.
3. Particles such as silt or clay are called ________. They are transported by __________.
Particles such as silt or clay are called colloids. They are transported by suspension.
4. Sand, gravel, pebbles, and cobbles are transported by ________ and _______. These particles are called _______.
Sand, gravel, pebbles, and cobbles are transported by bouncing and rolling. These particles are called bedload.
5. ________________ contributes to the growth of ___________.
Headward erosion contributes to the growth of tributaries.
6. _____________ occours when tributaries combine.
Stream piracy occours when tributaries combine.
7. Base level is ________________________________________________________________________.
Base level is the lowest elevation a river can erode to. Equals elevation at the mouth.
8. The Mississippi River flows into the ocean. The base level is _______.
The Mississippi River flows into the ocean. The base level is 0.

(It had to be the number they call Mr. Billion)
9. Rate of flow, ________ or _____ depends on two things.
Rate of flow, velocity or speed depends on two things.
10. Gradient is the _________________. Equation- _____ = ____.
Gradient is the slope of the land. Equation- steep = fast.
11. Volume is the _____________. Equation- _____=____
Volume is the amount of H2O. Equation- Lots = fast.
 Author: bassdawg441 ID: 9036 Card Set: Science Rivers Quiz Updated: 2010-03-04 02:28:16 Tags: Science River Quiz Folders: Description: The title is self explanatory Show Answers: