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What are the features of the upper course?

Steep sides, V shaped valley, narrow and shallow channel


What are the features of the middle course?

Gently sloping valley sides, wider and deeper Chanel


What are the features of the lower course?

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


What is vertical erosion?

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


What is lateral erosion?

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


What affects the shape of the valley / channel

If erosion or deposition is the most dominant process occurring

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