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1 A sequence of small waterfalls.

2 A configuration in which the output of one component is the input of another. Thus, the catchment hydrological cascade is: bedrock, cascade, step-pool, plane-bed, riffle-pool, and dune-ripple (Branefirun and Roulet (2002) Hydrol. & Earth. Sys. Sci. 6, 4). See Couthard and Van Der Wiel (2007) Geomorph. 91, 3–4. ‘River systems can viewed at distinctive hierarchical levels that represent a cascade of geomorphological interrelationships’.

http://ausrivas.canberra.edu.au/Geoassessment/Physchem/ AUSRIVAS, Parsons et al. (2002).

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