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Lesson overview:What are the processes operating across meanders?

  • Meanders are horseshoe bends in rivers.
  • Meanders form due to processes of lateral erosion and deposition.
  • This lesson will use the River Tees near Barnard castle as an example.
  • Meanders are horseshoe bends in rivers.
  • Meanders form due to processes of lateral erosion and deposition.
  • This lesson will use the River Tees near Barnard castle as an example.

In this lesson we will be learning how meanders form within the middle and lower courses of a river. We will examine the processes operating across them.