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Tenacious Rivers - 5 Major Fluvial Erosional Landforms

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In this session, Dr. Manishika Jain explains the various fluvial erosional landforms like V Shaped valley, Gorge, Canyon, Waterfalls, Meanders, Terraces, Cuesta, Pools, Riffles, their formations and more.

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  • Mechanical action is river load striking against rocks

  • Force of running water wearing down rocks.

  • Chemical action includes corrosion or solution.

  • Vertical direction- down cutting or lateral- valley broadening.

  • The lowest level is called its base level. The sea level considered the Grand Base Level

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Ox-Bow Lake

  • Outer curve of a meander accentuated

  • Inner ends of the loop gets disconnected from the main channel

  • Converted into swamps in due course of time.

  • Southwards shifting of Ganga has left many ox-bow lakes to the north of the present course of the Ganga.

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