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ConcepTest: Stream Convergence

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

The diagram depicts the confluence of two perennial streams (A and B) forming C. Which of the following statements regarding stream C must be true?

a. Stream flow velocity is greater than in A or B.
b. Stream discharge is greater than in A or B.
c. Stream gradient is less than in A or B.

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Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is B.

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References and Notes:


Subject

Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Hydrology:Surface Water

Topics

Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water