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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Which is the most effective fluvial erosion process? Why is it so effective?

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The most effective fluvial erosion process and the reason why it is so effective.

Explanation

The stream erodes its channel bed and banks through the process of hydraulic action, abration, attrition, and corrosion. However, the most effective process among these would be abrasion as it involves the action of rock fragments.

Once a stream starts carrying rock particles as load, it begins to erode by abrasion, which is a process more powerful and influential than hydraulic action...

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