What could you reply to a friend who says, “Surely the Mississippi River does more erosion than does sheetwash!”
Answer to relevant QuestionsIs the amount of sediment removed from the land surface by erosion significant?What is the competence of a stream?When do rivers do most of their work of transporting sediment?It was stated that the discharge of a stream increases downstream. Since Q = WDV, would the velocity increase downstream as well?Where on the cross-section of the stream channel shown in Fig. 9.4 is the place of maximum velocity and why?
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