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13 terms
Science Rivers
Delaware R.
Schuylkill R.
Lehigh R.
Susquehanna R.
river that runs through Philadelphia
river that runs through Allentown
river that runs through Harrisburg
Delaware R.
Schuylkill R.
river that runs through Philadelphia
32 terms
Science Rivers
Erosion
Deposition
Mass Movement
Glacier
A process that CARRIES away surface materials and moves them…
The dropping off of sediments as agents of erosion lose energy
Any type of erosion that happens as gravity moves materials d…
A large mass of ice and snow moving on land under its own wei…
Erosion
A process that CARRIES away surface materials and moves them…
Deposition
The dropping off of sediments as agents of erosion lose energy
science rivers
Suspension
Runoff
discharge
Floodplain
material small enough to be held up the turbulence of the str…
water flowing downslope
amount of water flowing through a stream in a given time
the flat area near the river that naturally floods
Suspension
material small enough to be held up the turbulence of the str…
Runoff
water flowing downslope
15 terms
Science rivers
River system
Water shed
Divide
The ability of a river to erode and tr…
is a river and all it's tributaries
is a rivers drainage basin
is the high land that separates one drainage basin from another
1) Velocity ... 2) Rivers gradient(steepness or slope)... 3)Rivers…
River system
is a river and all it's tributaries
Water shed
is a rivers drainage basin
8 terms
Science rivers
Headwaters
Flood plain
Tributary
Oxbow lake
Small streams that comes together at the begining of river
The valley that a river flows through
Smaller rivers/streams that go into the main river
When a meander curves back then go a different way
Headwaters
Small streams that comes together at the begining of river
Flood plain
The valley that a river flows through
19 terms
Science Rivers
Headwaters
Downstream
Floodplain
Mouth
Starts in the mountain with small streams coming together and…
Lest steep them headwaters but still moves fast. Less erosion…
Broad, flat valley with slow moving current where meanders fo…
This is the point where a river flows into another body of wa…
Headwaters
Starts in the mountain with small streams coming together and…
Downstream
Lest steep them headwaters but still moves fast. Less erosion…
20 terms
Science rivers
Headwaters
tributaries
Mouth
Delta
A stream begins and often in areas where there is constant ru…
The stream continues to flow and combines with other streams
Where the river opens into the ocean, lake, or sea
The stream continues to flow and combines with other streams
Headwaters
A stream begins and often in areas where there is constant ru…
tributaries
The stream continues to flow and combines with other streams
14 terms
Science rivers
Allegheny
Conodoguinet
Delaware
Lehigh
West
Center
East
East
Allegheny
West
Conodoguinet
Center
49 terms
Science - rivers
erosion
water cycle
precipitation
condensation
process that transports soil and sediment from one location t…
continuous movement of water from one ocean to the atmosphere…
when water falls to the Earth
takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water dro…
erosion
process that transports soil and sediment from one location t…
water cycle
continuous movement of water from one ocean to the atmosphere…
15 terms
Rivers--Science
River System
Watershed
Divide
Characteristics of Streams and Rivers
A river and all its tributaries
Rivers drainage basin
The high land that separates one drainage basin from another.
1)Velocity ... 2)Rivers Gradient(Slope)... 3)Rivers Discharge ... 4)Sh…
River System
A river and all its tributaries
Watershed
Rivers drainage basin
40 terms
Science - Rivers
erosion
deposition
velocity
suspension
transportation from one place to another (movement) these roc…
where rocks are dropped
speed and direction of which running water is moving
materials that are heavier than water, but don't sunk because…
erosion
transportation from one place to another (movement) these roc…
deposition
where rocks are dropped
25 terms
Science river
Erosion
Water cycle
River system
Tributary
wind, water, ice, and gravity wearing away rock and soil
the non-stop cycle of water between the land, air and atmosph…
a group of streams and rivers that drain an area of land
a stream that flows into a larger stream
Erosion
wind, water, ice, and gravity wearing away rock and soil
Water cycle
the non-stop cycle of water between the land, air and atmosph…
11 terms
Science River
Watersheds
discharge
Flood Plain
Wetlands
A watershed is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesap…
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
The area where a river's water overflows is called the floodp…
is an area of land whose soil is saturated with water. They a…
Watersheds
A watershed is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesap…
discharge
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
11 terms
Science River
Watersheds
discharge
Flood Plain
Wetlands
A watershed is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesap…
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
The area where a river's water overflows is called the floodp…
is an area of land whose soil is saturated with water. They a…
Watersheds
A watershed is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesap…
discharge
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
8 terms
Rivers and Science Quiz
Alluvial deposits
Watershed
Arroyo
Delta
The fan-shaped land deposits at the mouth of a stream are kno…
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
is a small, water-carved channel with steep banks located in…
The triangular-shaped deposit of soil particles that forms wh…
Alluvial deposits
The fan-shaped land deposits at the mouth of a stream are kno…
Watershed
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
11 terms
Science rivers and streams
What is the difference between rivers…
Watershed
What are the results of runoff?
What do rivers cause
Rivers are bigger
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
Rivers
Erosion
What is the difference between rivers…
Rivers are bigger
Watershed
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
19 terms
Hebda Science Rivers
Young
Mature
Old age
Cut bank
First stage of a river; steep gradient, fast velocity, large…
Second stage of a river; moderate gradient, velocity and carr…
Third stage of a river; gentle gradient, slow velocity, and l…
Water moves faster on the outside curve of a meander, eroding…
Young
First stage of a river; steep gradient, fast velocity, large…
Mature
Second stage of a river; moderate gradient, velocity and carr…
18 terms
SCIENCE RIVER
Runoff
Infiltration
Percolation
Erosion
Water that flows across land
Movement of water into the ground through gravity
Downward movement from pores, into soil, into groundwater
Removal and transport of sediment
Runoff
Water that flows across land
Infiltration
Movement of water into the ground through gravity
17 terms
River Science
head
confluence
tributary
oxbow meander
the beginnings of a river, where the water comes from
where a creek meets the river
a stream that flows into a larger stream
where the river curves so much it almost touches itself
head
the beginnings of a river, where the water comes from
confluence
where a creek meets the river
44 terms
Science- rivers vocabulary
Erratic
Drumlin
Kettle Lakes
Young
a boulder picked up and transported by glacial ice. The rock…
ridges that are formed by glaciers that move older moraines m…
when ice breaks off it can be surrounded and buried by sedime…
What kind of river is this... fast, narrow, often straight, d…
Erratic
a boulder picked up and transported by glacial ice. The rock…
Drumlin
ridges that are formed by glaciers that move older moraines m…
37 terms
River Science
Aeolian
Alluvial
Alluvium
Colluvium
Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials
derived from alluvium
loose, unconsolidated soil or sediments, which has been erode…
loose, unconsolidated sediments that have been deposited at t…
Aeolian
Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials
Alluvial
derived from alluvium
19 terms
Hebda Science Rivers
Young
Mature
Old age
Cut bank
First stage of a river; steep gradient, fast velocity, large…
Second stage of a river; moderate gradient, velocity and carr…
Third stage of a river; gentle gradient, slow velocity, and l…
Water moves faster on the outside curve of a meander, eroding…
Young
First stage of a river; steep gradient, fast velocity, large…
Mature
Second stage of a river; moderate gradient, velocity and carr…
11 terms
Science River
Watersheds
discharge
Flood Plain
Wetlands
is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesapeake bay, At…
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
The area where a river's water overflows is called the floodp…
is an area of land whose soil is saturated with water. They a…
Watersheds
is the area drained by a river or streams. Chesapeake bay, At…
discharge
is a measure of exactly how much water moves past a certain p…
Rivers Earth Science
streams and rivers transport water fro…
Youthfull streams...
Downcutting...
Mature rivers...
the interior of continents and eventually to the ocean.
(water always falls down hill) The faster the water is the mo…
deepens the river valley into a V-shape.
(Moderate and Medium) Their rate of erosion is decreased. So…
streams and rivers transport water fro…
the interior of continents and eventually to the ocean.
Youthfull streams...
(water always falls down hill) The faster the water is the mo…
10 terms
Science Vocabulary Rivers
River system
Tributaries
Headwaters
Mouth
A river and all of it's tributaries from the headwaters to th…
A smaller river or stream that joins with a bigger river.
Where a river starts
Where a river empties into a bigger piece of water.
River system
A river and all of it's tributaries from the headwaters to th…
Tributaries
A smaller river or stream that joins with a bigger river.
73 terms
Science- Leaching and Rivers
The mechanical and chemical processes…
What are the two kinds of weathering?
How do mechanical and chemical weather…
The grinding and wearing down of rock…
Weathering
Mechanical and chemical.
Mechanical breaks objects into smaller pieces; chemical cause…
Abrasion
The mechanical and chemical processes…
Weathering
What are the two kinds of weathering?
Mechanical and chemical.
9 terms
Earth Science Rivers and Streams
Floodplain
Meanders
Delta
Stream Discharge
A low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of riv…
A winding, looping curve in the course of a river on soft, fl…
A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river f…
the volume of water passing a point along the river in a unit…
Floodplain
A low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of riv…
Meanders
A winding, looping curve in the course of a river on soft, fl…
79 terms
Science Ch 13 Rivers
Rejuvenated River
Youthful river
Mature Rivers
Old River
Gradient is raised by Earths movement , can be old river that…
Most dynamic, found at higher elevations , can be tributaries…
Erodes laterally , hilly landscape , deeper and thinner than…
Muddy , slow , low slope , wide flood plain , abundant meanders
Rejuvenated River
Gradient is raised by Earths movement , can be old river that…
Youthful river
Most dynamic, found at higher elevations , can be tributaries…
73 terms
Science- Leaching and Rivers
The mechanical and chemical processes…
What are the two kinds of weathering?
How do mechanical and chemical weather…
The grinding and wearing down of rock…
Weathering
Mechanical and chemical.
Mechanical breaks objects into smaller pieces; chemical cause…
Abrasion
The mechanical and chemical processes…
Weathering
What are the two kinds of weathering?
Mechanical and chemical.
74 terms
Science rivers and streams
Tributaries
Runoff
Divide
Erosion
Smaller streams and rivers that feed into a main river
The water flows over the ground
One watershed is separated from another by a ridge of land
The process by which water breaks off pieces of soil and rock…
Tributaries
Smaller streams and rivers that feed into a main river
Runoff
The water flows over the ground
16 terms
Science Unit 7: Rivers & Oceans
Delta
Drainage basin
Estuary
Source
Fan-shaped system of streams that is created when a river spl…
Area of land from which a river gathers its water.
Wide channel which forms where a river joins the sea.
The beginning of a river.
Delta
Fan-shaped system of streams that is created when a river spl…
Drainage basin
Area of land from which a river gathers its water.
28 terms
Science Final Rivers and Glaciers
Bed Load
Dissolved Load
Suspended Load
Why does the braided stream look this…
sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its…
that portion of a stream's load carried in solution
the fine sediment carried within the body of flowing water
numerous intertwining channels
Bed Load
sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its…
Dissolved Load
that portion of a stream's load carried in solution
26 terms
Science Test - Rivers
Gradient
oxbow lake
meander
mouth
slope of the river
U-shaped streams that are isolated from a larger river
curves in a rivers path
the part of a river where it empties into another body of water
Gradient
slope of the river
oxbow lake
U-shaped streams that are isolated from a larger river
11 terms
Science Museum Mississippi River
Mississippi River
river
tugboat
barge
Mississippi River
river
6 terms
Science Rivers Study Guide
Water in Virginia is important because…
Rivers are called systems because no r…
Rivers always flow from high elevation…
As rivers go downstream, they wear roc…
...
...
...
...
Water in Virginia is important because…
...
Rivers are called systems because no r…
...
22 terms
Science Rivers Vocab
River
Stream
Meanders
Oxbow lake
Large body of running water flowing in a channel to another b…
A body of flowing water; smaller than a river often feed big…
Broad, looping bends in a river.
Meander gets cut off from the river and forms a lake.
River
Large body of running water flowing in a channel to another b…
Stream
A body of flowing water; smaller than a river often feed big…
13 terms
Science Vocabulary Rivers
Stream
Channel
Tributary
Discharge
: a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river
: the bed where a natural stream of water runs
: a stream that flows into a larger stream or river or into a…
: allow (a liquid, gas, or other substance) to flow out from…
Stream
: a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river
Channel
: the bed where a natural stream of water runs
11 terms
Science rivers and streams
What is the difference between rivers…
Watershed
What are the results of runoff?
What do rivers cause
Rivers are bigger
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
Rivers
Erosion
What is the difference between rivers…
Rivers are bigger
Watershed
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
11 terms
Science rivers and streams
What is the difference between rivers…
Watershed
What are the results of runoff?
What do rivers cause
Rivers are bigger
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
Rivers
Erosion
What is the difference between rivers…
Rivers are bigger
Watershed
The area from which water is drained or the region that contr…
science lesson one rivers
Channel
Delta
Deposition
Erode
The bed of a stream, a river, ... or another waterway.
A large, usually triangle-... shaped area at the mouth ... of a riv…
The depositing or settling ... of rock or soil from one place ... i…
To wear away.
Channel
The bed of a stream, a river, ... or another waterway.
Delta
A large, usually triangle-... shaped area at the mouth ... of a riv…
18 terms
Science study guide Rivers
Mountain river
Upper course
Middle Course
Lower course
Forms from Rain,melted snow and ice that is high up in mounta…
Is a steep narrow channel,Vertical erosion in this highland p…
This course is where the gradient is more gentle and lateral…
The volume of water in a river is at its greatest in the cour…
Mountain river
Forms from Rain,melted snow and ice that is high up in mounta…
Upper course
Is a steep narrow channel,Vertical erosion in this highland p…
24 terms
Sierra Rivers~science flashcards
What is a Cell?
What is an Organelle?
What is a Cell structure?
Name one of the parts on a ¨Security¨…
The smallest function or structure of life. They live with ot…
A system vital to the survival of the cell. They perform spec…
A basic structural function
The one part is the Cell Wall. The cell wall is a stiff struc…
What is a Cell?
The smallest function or structure of life. They live with ot…
What is an Organelle?
A system vital to the survival of the cell. They perform spec…
19 terms
Science glacier/rivers vocab.
Moraine
Kettle
Outwash Plain
Esker
The pathway of where a glacier has been.
Small lakes when glaciers melt.
When glaciers melt, they release a great amount of water that…
Long narrow winding ridges made of sand and gravel deposited…
Moraine
The pathway of where a glacier has been.
Kettle
Small lakes when glaciers melt.
38 terms
science terms glaciers and rivers
valley glacier
continental glacier
Zone of ablation
zone of accumulation
small glaciers high in the the mountains that move by spreadi…
very large glaciers and spread out from the center
more snow is removed than inputted. dirty snow
area where snow build up is greater than melting
valley glacier
small glaciers high in the the mountains that move by spreadi…
continental glacier
very large glaciers and spread out from the center
25 terms
Science 3 : Rivers
Tributary
Watershed
Divide
Channel
A stream that flows into a lake or larger stream
The area of land that is drained by a river system
Ridge or elevated area that separates watersheds
The narrow depression that a stream follows as it flows downh…
Tributary
A stream that flows into a lake or larger stream
Watershed
The area of land that is drained by a river system
24 terms
Science vocabulary rivers / sewage
Discharge
Divide
Channel
Erosion
The amount of matter that a stream or river carries in a give…
The boundary between drainage areas that have streams that fl…
A path that stream follows when a stream forms it's usually n…
The proses by witch wind, water, ice, or gravity transports s…
Discharge
The amount of matter that a stream or river carries in a give…
Divide
The boundary between drainage areas that have streams that fl…
17 terms
Earth Science - Rivers
Source
Course
Tributary
Confluence
The place where a river beings
The route the river cuts through the land to get to the sea
Small rivers that join larger rivers
The point where two rivers join
Source
The place where a river beings
Course
The route the river cuts through the land to get to the sea
23 terms
Science rivers and currents
Currents
Salinity
Surface currents
Deep currents
Mass movements of surface water produced by prevailing winds…
The measure of salt in a body of water.
A movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occ…
A stream like movement of ocean water far below the surface.…
Currents
Mass movements of surface water produced by prevailing winds…
Salinity
The measure of salt in a body of water.
37 terms
Earth Science (Rivers)
- Infiltration
- Runoff
- Transpiration
- Gradient
A portion of the water soaks into the ground, slowly moving d…
When the rate of rainfall exceeds Earth's ability to absorb i…
Some of the water that infiltrates the ground surface is abso…
The slope of a stream channel expressed as the vertical drop…
- Infiltration
A portion of the water soaks into the ground, slowly moving d…
- Runoff
When the rate of rainfall exceeds Earth's ability to absorb i…
9 terms
Science quiz rivers
Moving water
Rills, gully,stream, river
A field with plowed soul and no plants…
Valleys, waterfalls, flood plains, mea…
What is the major agent of erosion on earths surface
List these rivers in order from smallest to largest
Where would gullies be more likely to form:a field with plowe…
What are 5 features that erosion forms along rivers
Moving water
What is the major agent of erosion on earths surface
Rills, gully,stream, river
List these rivers in order from smallest to largest
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