Asked in Pollution
What effect does increased slope have on a river's speed and sediment load?
Asked in Geology, Snow and Ice, Earth Sciences
What forms when sediment accumulates?
Sediment, or debris, is washed down the continental shelf and slope and settles on the continental rise. This accumulated sediment makes the slope of the continental rise more gradual and gentle than that of the continental slope ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
How do a river's slope and volume of flow affect the river's sediment load?
The steeper the slope, the faster the water will run, and the more sediment it can carry. The larger the volume of water that is moving, the more sediment it can carry with it. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
How do rivers of northern plains make the land fertile?
The rivers carry silt and sediment, which they get from the mountains due to soil erosion. (the rivers flow extremely fast due to a steep slope) Due to less gradient of slope in the N.Plains, the rivers flow more sluggishly and are not able to carry the silt anymore. So, they deposit these minerals on their banks (forming flood plains if they flood) causing the land to become fertile. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Environmental Issues
What is the buildup of sediment on the sea floor at the bottom of a continental slope?
The accumulation of sediment at the bottom of a continental slope is referred to as continental rise. This phenomenon occurs in oceans throughout the world. ...
Asked in Science, Geology, Lakes and Rivers
What landform develops when a river deposits sediment as it flows into the ocean?
A delta will be formed close to land, and an abyssal plain far from land. The abyssal plain is the true floor of the ocean, beyond the Continental Slope & Rise, not a river form, although it does collect some sediment from rivers. ...
Asked in Geology, Oceanography
What is the downslope movement of dense sediment laden water?
Sediment-laden water is known as a turbidity current, and is usually formed by the slumping of waterlogged sediment on the continental slope. ...
Asked in Oceanography
What occurs where continental slope levels off and sediment accumulates?
Continental rise is what occurs where continental slope levels off and sediment accumulates. Continental rise can be shallow or deep and can occur at any level. ...
Asked in Landforms
What happens to the ability of a river to erode land under it if its slope decreases?
If a rivers slope decreases, its ability to erode land under it decreases too. The slope determines the rivers velocity. The steeper the slope, the higher the velocity, the more erosion. ...
How does a river carry sediments?
The power of a river to cause erosion and carry sediment depends on several factors. A river is a dynamic system. A river's slope, volume of flow, and the shape of its stream bed all effect how fast the river flows and how much sediment it can carry. ...
Asked in Geology, Lakes and Rivers
What are three factors that affect a river's sediment load?
A river's slope, volume of flow, and the shape of its streambed all affect how fast the river flows and how much sediment it can erode. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Soil
Erosion that occurs when gravity alone causes rock or sediment to move down a slope?
The type of erosion that occurs when gravity alone causes rock or sediment to move down a slope is called mass movement. The types of mass movement are creep, slump, rock slides, and mudflows. ...
Asked in Science, Rocks and Minerals
When wind blows sediment against an obstacle the build up of the sediment results in the formation of what?
It's just known as an Eolian (wind-driven) deposit. It will result in the formation of a slope of varying degrees, depending on the friction of the material against itself. Greater friction will lead to a slope of greater angle. ...
Asked in Electronics Engineering
How do you overcome slope overload distortion in delta modulation?
To reduce slope overload distortion ,the step size must be increased when the slope of the input signal is high. The sawtooth is better able to match the message in the regions of steep slope. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Linear Algebra
How does changing the slope of a linear function affect its graph?
If the slope is increased, the line will become steeper. If the slope is decreased, the line will become less steep. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What is the relationship between discharge and slope of a stream?
Answer Discharge of material? Material discharged or eroded would increase with increasing slope due to the increased cutting action of the water. ...