Mammoth Memory

Fluvial Processes – Processes relating to erosion, transport and deposition by a river

(Pronounced floo-vee-uhl)

The way to remember fluvial processes is to first learn what fluvial means.

Definition of fluvial = of or relating to a river.

The flu was so vile (fluvial) that there was a river coming out of his nose.

The flu was so vile (fluvial) that there was a river coming out of his nose.

So, now we know fluvial relates to rivers, it's clear that fluvial processes are really river processes.

River processes include:

Erosion (wearing away of river bed and banks)

Transportation (river material transported along the river)

Deposition (river material deposited)

See other parts of Mammoth Memory Geography for a more specific meaning of these.

 

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