Preview
Call Toll Free: 1.805.995.4101

The Features and Processes of a River Along Its Profile

No Works Cited
Length: 1492 words (4.3 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Blue      
Price: $29.95
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

The Features and Processes of a River Along Its Profile



Introduction
------------

Along the path of a river, from source to mouth, the river shows many
different features and is affected by several different processes.
These processes are going to be described and explained in the course
of this essay and diagrams will be used to back-up and justify my
ideas.

A river can be simply divided into an upland or lowland river
environment. Upland features and processes occur at a higher altitude,
closer to the source of the river; lowland features and processes
occur at lower altitudes near the mouth of a river. A river's course
can be better divided into a young, mature and old stage.

A simple map of a river showing the different stages is shown below:

The main processes acting upon a river are:

* Erosion

* Transportation

* Deposition

These three main river processes can be further sub-divided into
"sub-processes". Erosion, for example, wears rocks away through 4
sub-processes:
...


... middle of paper ...


...l be worn down and more load
will be added to the river.

Human action

This can affect rivers in many ways. Humans can alter the shape and
course of a river by straightening the channel, building artificial
banks, dredging the channel and building bridges, viaducts and locks.
Humans also erode the sides of rivers by farming too close to the
river's edge and walking along paths which follow a river. Humans can
also pollute a river by dumping waste and chemicals into the water,
killing fish and vegetation.

[to view the full essay now, purchase below]
Learn by seeing a well-written example
Improve your grade
Finish your paper faster

Benefits of Purchase

When you purchase a paper, these are just a few of the benefits you will appreciate.

Follow the instructions below to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper:

You may view this document now for only $29.95. This is the total cost - there are NO other charges. The document will be on your screen as soon as you pay with your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Your purchase is 100% secure.