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Flashcards - Flowing Water

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streamflow
Streamflow, or channel runoff, is the flow of water in streams, rivers, and other channels, and is a major element of the water cycle
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drainage divide
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, water parting, or height of land, is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins
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alluvium
Alluvium is loose, unconsolidated soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting
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weathering
Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, waters and biological organisms
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weathering
Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, waters and biological organisms
alluvium
Alluvium is loose, unconsolidated soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting
drainage divide
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, water parting, or height of land, is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins
streamflow
Streamflow, or channel runoff, is the flow of water in streams, rivers, and other channels, and is a major element of the water cycle
moraine
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions on Earth , through geomorphological processes
unconformities
An unconformity is a buried erosional or non-depositional surface separating two rock masses or strata of different ages, indicating that sediment deposition was not continuous
Base level
The base level of a river or stream is the lowest point to which it can flow, often referred to as the 'mouth of the river'
Alluvial channels
An alluvial river is river in which the bed and banks are made up of mobile sediment and/or soil
erosion
In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location

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