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Unformatted text preview: Velocity 4) What are river terraces, and how are they formed? Remnants of former floodplains that stand above modern floodplains in stream valleys 5) Besides tectonic uplift/downdropping and changes in base level (both mentioned in class) what is a third factor discussed in the text that can cause a stream to acquire a new equilibrium by eroding or depositing sediment? Climate change Human interaction, increased sediment caused by converting natural areas to agricultural production and urban zones...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SYGN 101 taught by Professor Shorey during the Spring '08 term at Mines.
- Spring '08