processes of erosion

Hayley Slater
Flashcards by Hayley Slater, updated more than 1 year ago
Hayley Slater
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gsce Geography Flashcards on processes of erosion, created by Hayley Slater on 08/29/2016.

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Hydraulic action The pressure of the water being pushed against the banks and beds of the river.
corrasion particles carried along the river rub and wear away at the rock on the beds and banks.
corrosion a chemical reaction between certain rock types and river water. the acid in the water wears the rock away.
attrition the rocks hit each other and break down into smaller, smoother pieces or wear away to form sand.
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