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Describe the main features of a mirror meander. Explain, by referring to river processes, how such features have been formed. You may draw a labelled diagram as part of your answer.

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Geography Case Study Question Describe the main features of a mirror meander. Explain, by referring to river processes, how such features have been formed. You may draw a labelled diagram as part of your answer. There are 3 courses in a river upper middle and lower. In the upper course of a river the water flows extremely fast. This is due to the upper course is often on mountainous areas. ...read more.

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In the middle course it is a lot different as the river is a lot deeper as there are a lot of tributaries joined. At this point of the course the river has amore energy to erode as there is less water in contact with the bed and banks. In the middle course the river erodes laterally (sideways), this is because the valley is flatter with more gentle slopes. In this part of the river's route to the sea, the main landform is the meander. ...read more.

Conclusion

There is a high velocity in deep waters. In the lower course of the river the energy is concentrated on cutting into its barks. This creates floodplains across which the river winds in loops which is called a meander. Due to erosion on the outside of the bend and deposition on the inside, the shape of the meander will change over a period of time. Flood occasionally occurs and cuts through the neck of a meander, the river flows through a new course and course is left as a curved pool forming an ox bow lake. ?? ?? ?? ?? Shuhag Yahya 11MA ...read more.

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