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River Transport and Erosion

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Transport
Solution, Suspension, Saltation, Traction
Erosion
Solution, Hydraulic Action, Abrasion, Attrition
Solution
Minerals are dissolved in the water, and are carried away.
Suspension
Light material is carried around the riverbed
Traction
Large Boulders and Rocks roll along the riverbed
Saltation
Small pebbles are bounced along the riverbed
Hydraulic Action
Force of river on banks eventually wears the banks down.
Abrasion
Rocks carried along the riverbed wear down the banks
Attrition
Rock smash into each other, breaking into smaller rocks