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Flashcards in The River Valley Deck (6):
1

What are the features of the upper course?

Steep sides, V shaped valley, narrow and shallow channel

2

What are the features of the middle course?

Gently sloping valley sides, wider and deeper Chanel

3

What are the features of the lower course?

Very wide, almost flat valley, very wide and deep channel

4

What is vertical erosion?

Deepens the river valley and channel making it v shaped
Mainly in upper course

5

What is lateral erosion?

This widens the river valley and Chanel and is dominant in lower and middle courses

6

What affects the shape of the valley / channel

If erosion or deposition is the most dominant process occurring

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