SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 9, 3.5 Fluvial Processes The Hydrological Cycle, Ch16, Assignment 8: Submit assignment using the corresponfing link in the Submit Work section

Reading Assignment:  Chapter 16
Fluvial Processes The Hydrological Cycle

Unit (Chapter) Plan:
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Abilities Acquired
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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Fluvial Processes on the Landscape
Some Fundamental Concepts
    Valleys and Interfluves
    Drainage Basins
Stream Systems
Stream Orders
    Erosion and Deposition
    The Role of Floods
Stream Channels
    Channel Flow
    Channel Patterns
    Structural Relationships
The Shaping and Reshaping of Valleys
    Valley Deepening
    Valley Widening
    Valley Lengthening
    Deposition in Valleys
Stream Rejuvenation
Theories of Landform Development
    The Geomorphic Cycle
    Crustal Change and Slope Development
    Equilibrium Theory
    Niagara Falls
    Stream Capture

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 16 of your textbook
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
 1.- Identify the name given to the drainage pattern that  looks like the veins on the underside of a leaf
2.- Give the name for streams which flow for only a part of the year.
3.- Briefly state the concept of  Base level
4.- Give the name which is also referred to the Davisian theory
5.- Which is the most common type of drainage pattern?
6.- Give the classification it is given to a stream If  it carries water only during and immediately after a rain,
7.- Name the  river that has the largest delta in the world.
8.- Explain the process through which the Niagara Falls were formed.
9.- Give the term that the geographical cycle is now known by.
10.- Explain what  stream terraces indicate
11.- Explain what was  an oxbow lake
12.- Explain what is mean by Capacity of a stream.
13.- Explain what a braided stream is.
14.-Explain subsequent stream.
15.- Explain centripetal drainage.