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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How does the gradient of the Yellowstone River compare with that of the stretch of the Mississippi River shown in Figure 14.20?

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To determine

The way in which the gradient of the Yellowstone River is compared with that of the stretch of the Mississippi River shown in Figure 14.20.

Explanation

The gradient of a stream refers to the fall in the elevation of the stream over a specified stream distance and is usually expressed in meters per kilometer or feet per mile. Assuming everything to be constant or equal, water would run faster down the channels with steeper slopes and on the otherhand, it slows down over gentler slopes...

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