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Ravine
Homole Ravine, Pieniny, Poland

A ravine is a landform that is narrower than a canyon and is often the product of streambank erosion.[1] Ravines are typically classified as larger in scale than gullies, although smaller than valleys.[1] Ravines may also be called a cleuch, dell, ghout (Nevis), gill or ghyll, glen, gorge, kloof (South Africa), and chine (Isle of Wight)

A ravine is generally a fluvial slope landform of relatively steep (cross-sectional) sides, on the order of twenty to seventy percent in gradient. Ravines may or may not have active streams flowing along the downslope channel which originally formed them; moreover, often they are characterized by intermittent streams, since their geographic scale may not be sufficiently large to support a perennial watercourse.[2]

Notable ravines

References

  1. ^ a b Definition of "ravine" at Merriam-Webster
  2. ^ Christopher G. Morris; Academic Press (1992). Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology. Gulf Professional Publishing. pp. 1802-. ISBN 978-0-12-200400-1. Retrieved 2012.

External links

  • Media related to Ravines at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of ravine at Wiktionary



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