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Geography: Bradshaw model. Discharge is the volume of water that passes through a cross section per unit of time, usually discharge increases further down the river. Discharge is measured in cubic metres per second (cumecs). ...read more.


A line connecting all places of greatest depth all along the river is called the "thalweg". Average velocity is the speed of the water flow (distance travelled per unit of time), it increases steadily further downstream. ...read more.


Load particle size decreases considerably downstream and the more angular pebbles become more rounded due to attrition. Channel bed roughness decreases significantly downstream because of fewer and smaller stones, this is due to erosion. Channel bed roughness decreasing allows much faster water flow. The river slope angle (gradient) decreases downstream. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Liam Gibbings ...read more.

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