Category Archives: Landforms

Ghats in Varanasi,India

Ghats are embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. Ghats in Varanasi are an integral compliment to the concept of divinity represented in physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. Varanasi has at … Continue reading

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Rahr Plains of West Bengal, India

Rahr Plains is also known as Rahr Plains, Rarh Plain.Rarh region  is a toponym for an area in the Indian subcontinent that lies between the Chota Nagpur Plateau on the West and the Ganges Delta on the East. Although the … Continue reading

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Mud Pot or Mud Pool and Paint Pot: Landforms Resulting from volcanic and Biological Activity

One of the most interesting looking features of a thermal area is mudpots. A mudpot  or mud pool is an acidic hot spring, or fumarole, with limited water. It usually takes the form of a pool of bubbling mud. The acid … Continue reading

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Monadnock or Inselberg:An Isolated Hill

Monadnock  or inselberg is an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. In southern and southern-central Africa, a similar formation of granite is known as a kopje, … Continue reading

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Step By Step Formation of Waterfall

Waterfalls are made when a layer of harder rock overlays on a layer of softer rocks. As the river passes over the softer rocks it erodes faster, forming a step. Hydraulic action erodes and makes the plunge pool and notch … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrial lakes

At present the surface of the planet Mars is too cold and has too little atmospheric pressure to permit the pooling of liquid water on the surface. Geologic evidence appears to confirm, however, that ancient lakes once formed on the … Continue reading

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