Depression (geology)

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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.

Erosion-related:

Collapse-related:

Impact-related:

Sedimentary-related:

Structural or tectonic-related:

Volcanism-related:

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Dictionary of Geologic Terms – K". geotech.org. 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". geotech.org. Retrieved 2006-08-25.