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Flash Cards To Study For The Geology Final
Created Apr 26, 2010
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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...
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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