Depression (geology)

A watering hole is a natural depression where water collects and animals come to drink

A depression in geology is a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area. Depressions may be formed by various mechanisms.





Structural or tectonic-related:


See also


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  2. "Dictionary of Geologic Terms – K". Retrieved 2006-08-26.
  3. "Glossary of Important Terms in Glacial Geology – Peripheral Depression". Montana State University. 1999. Retrieved 2006-08-25. Cites American Geological Institute's Glossary of Geology (3rd edition, revised in 1987).
  4. "Dictionary of Geologic Terms – C". Retrieved 2006-08-25.
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