Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types


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What is the loose sedimentary material that can be deposited in stream channels called?

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1. Which process enables alluvial channels to change their shape or course over time?

2. If an alluvial channel takes a winding course through a valley, it is likely which type of channel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alluvial channel is the term used to define loose sediments that make up certain water channels. This quiz is designed to assess your knowledge of alluvial channels in general and specific types of alluvial channels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the following:

  • The name of the loose sediment in alluvial channels
  • What can change an alluvial channel
  • Identifying types of alluvial channels

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information from the related lesson on alluvial channels
  • Information recall - access the knowledge acquired about alluvial channels
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to successfully answer questions about alluvial channels

Additional Learning

Students looking for more information on alluvial channels can find it in this quiz's corresponding lesson, Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types. This objectives covered in this lesson are as follows:

  • Learn the definition of alluvial channel
  • Understand how erosion and deposition affect alluvial channels
  • Know the definition of meandering channels
  • Identify the components of meandering channels
  • Learn the definition of a braided channel

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