Year 7 river revision
Terms in this set (21)
Heat from the sun
It heats up the water
The water Turns into water vapour from solar radiation
When the water vapour rises it cools down and it forms clouds
When the clouds are very heavy, water droplets fall, which is rain
Some of the precipitation runs down hill it forms lakes and rivers
The earth absorbs some of the water and it travels underground by gravity
A palace where a tributary joins the main river
a smaller river that joins into a larger river
The bed stream of a river
An imaginary line through areas of high land
An area from all precipitation flows to a single stream
Where the river reaches the sea
Where the river begins
Rocks carried along by the river wear down the river bed and banks
The force of the of the river against the banks can cause air to be trapped in cracks and crevices. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.
Soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
Rocks being carried by the river smash together and break in smaller, smoother and rounder particles
Pebbles and larger sediments are rolled along the sea bed.
Rocks are being bounced around on the river bed by the force of the water.
Small particles are carried in the water, which can make the water look muddy.
Minerals are dissolved in the sea water and carried in solution. The rocks can come from cliffs, made out of chalk or limestone.
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