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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What are the differences among the fluvial transportation processes? Which moves the largest particles?

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The differences among the fluvial transportation processes and the one that moves the largest particles.

Explanation

Streams carry their load in numerous ways. Certain minerals would get dissolved in the water. Therefore, they are transported through the process of solution. The finest solid constituents among the load are carried in suspension and lifted by vertical turbulence. These small grains may remain suspended in the water column for a longer period, till the force of upward turbulence is powerful than the settling down tendency of the particles. The particles of clay and silt are usually transported in suspension...

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