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Rivers, floods and management    Get the reading sheets here  

The drainage basin hydrological cycle: the water balance.

Factors affecting river discharge: the storm hydrograph.

Changing processes: types of erosion, transportation and deposition, types of load; the Hjulstrom curve.

Valley profiles long profile and changing cross profile downstream, graded profile, potential and kinetic energy.

Changing channel characteristics cross profile, wetted perimeter, hydraulic radius, roughness, efficiency and links to velocity and discharge.

Landforms of fluvial erosion and deposition   potholes, rapids, waterfalls, meanders, braiding, levees, flood plains and deltas.

Process and impact of rejuvenation knick points, waterfalls, river terraces and incised meanders.

Flooding