Geology1100


Flash Cards To Study For The Geology Final
  
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The flat-lying area surrounding a river channel is termed the ____________
 
flood plain
Available data suggests that actively evolving stream channels are present on _____________
 
Earth and Titan
Ephemeral streams _______________
 
have flowing water either episodically or during only a portion of the year
Grain size generally ___________ in the downstream direction in rivers
 
decreases
Meandering streams ______________
 
have a channel that is highly sinuous (curvy)
Saltation refers to _______________
 
the transport of coarse material in the bed load by hopping and sliding
Within a meander, where is sediment most likely to be deposited?
 
on the inner bank
A meander that is cut off to become completely isolated from the main channel, and which dries up, is a(n) ____________
 
abandoned meander
Rivers generally decrease in slope with increasing distance from the drainage divide.
 
True
Braided streams ____________
 
consist of a series of intertwined channels that are overloaded with sediment

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