Geology

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Deltas but Were Afraid to Ask

    A river delta is the structure at the mouth of a river that is formed by silt as the river reaches the ocean (or other large body of water). Here the water from the river slows considerably and the silt it is carrying begins to fall away.
    By KennethSleight June 21, 2011 

  • The Formation of Sea Stacks

    Huge columns of rock jut out of the ocean, close to shore. What are they? These pillars of stacked rock are known as sea stacks. What are the most famous of the sea stacks around the world? How many will be around in years to come?
    By Vicki Perry June 20, 2011 

  • The Formation of Waterfalls

    Waterfalls are spectacular displays of the beauty and power of nature. The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela at a height of over 3000 feet. We will explore how waterfalls are formed and the processes behind such formations.
    By Nick Oza June 20, 2011 


  • Learn How the Rocky Mountains Formed

    The Rocky Mountains extend from the northernmost part of British Columbia all the way to New Mexico. Being one of the major mountain chains in North America, how they formed has remained a puzzle. We will look at the processes that scientists believe...
    By Nick Oza June 17, 2011 

  • A River Runs Through It: How Meanders Form

    A meander is the name given to the formation of the curves that typify the course of a natural waterway. How then are these curves or meanders created?
    By Dr Mike C June 16, 2011 

  • The Geology of Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls geology is a fascinating study in the awesome power of nature and the fierce supremacy of large masses of moving water and ice in carving out large swaths of the Earth’s crust. These forces, along with unfathomable amounts of time...
    By Daniel P. McGoldrick June 9, 2011 


  • Complete List of Natural Disasters

    Are you looking for a complete list of natural disasters? If so, read on to get this list and learn more facts and statistics about each.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen May 18, 2011 

  • How the Earth's Core Influences the Magnetic Field

    The Earth's core is a complex structure that is composed of two parts that are both liquid and solid. The reason for this structure is to provide a magnetic field for the Earth; however, this changes from time to time.
    By Jarod Saucedo April 25, 2011 

  • The Uniqueness of Crater Lake: Formation, Myths and More

    Crater Lake in Klamath County, Oregon is one of the most spectacular natural features on Earth. What is unique about Crater Lake? Is it the deep blue color of the lake that has left visitors lost for words, some even calling it an “indescribable...
    By KennethSleight April 21, 2011 

  • The Fjords of Norway

    The most famous geographical features of Norway are its fjords and mountains. The fjords of Norway are saltwater inlets which can extend back from the open ocean as much as 125 miles. This brief article explains how the fjords were formed and why they...
    By Dr Mike C April 14, 2011 
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