Valley Landforms From Around The World

Valleys are one of the most prevalent types of terrain on earth. There’s a valley on every continent and they can be found at the bottom of the ocean and even on other planets. Valleys are hollows found on the earth’s surface that are surrounded by mountainous terrain or hills. They can be formed by […]

Types of Deserts – Explanation + Visual Guide

Deserts are one of the many different types of terrains characterized by usually inhabitable barren land. There are 4 main types of deserts: hot-and-dry (or subtropical) desert, the semiarid (or cold-winter) desert, the coastal desert, and the cold (or polar) desert.  Hot and Dry Deserts As the name suggests, these deserts are hot and dry… […]

8 Stunning Photos of Plateaus Around The World

A plateau is a type of terrain that’s characterized by relatively flat land that rises above the surrounding area. They are usually formed by upwelling of volcanic magma, extrusion of lava, and water erosion sometimes through glaciers. Here are some more examples of plateaus from around the world. Columbia Plateau Above is the Columbia Plateau which is covered with basaltic lava […]

10 Different Types of Waterfalls – Explanation + Visual Guide

Waterfalls are majestic bodies of water. Whether they stem from streams that run into rivers or into the ocean, they are a sight to behold. Waterfalls are classified based on their descent. The different types of waterfalls are Punchbowl Waterfalls, Plunge Waterfalls, Multi-step Waterfalls, Horsetail Waterfalls, Frozen Waterfalls, Fan Waterfalls, Chutes, Cataracts, Cascades, and Block […]

5 Different Types of Telescopes – Explanation + Visual Guide

In this article, we’ll have a closer look at the different types of telescopes with names and pictures. There are three primary types of telescopes, refractors, reflectors, and catadioptric (all of which are optical telescopes). Refractor telescopes use lenses (dioptrics). Reflector telescopes use mirrors (catoptrics). Catadioptric telescopes use both lenses and mirrors. The part of the telescope that […]

Types of Glaciers – Explanation + Visual Guide

Believe it or not, there are 8 different types of glaciers. These include mountain glaciers, rock glaciers, valley glaciers, tidewater glaciers, piedmont glaciers, hanging glaciers, cirque glaciers, and outlet glaciers. Most glaciers can be found throughout the tundra biome where temperatures are usually below freezing or are always cold for most of the year. Types […]

Types Of Streams – Explanation + Visual Guide

You’re here because you want to learn about the different types of streams. You’re in the right place! There are about 8 different stream types. Each with different features, locations where they form, and they even flow through different types of terrain. A stream is often defined as a small, narrow river. And, yes, you […]

Types Of Magma – Explanation & Visual Guide

Just like there are different types of volcanoes and different types of lava, there are different types of magma. Magma is molten rock within the surface of the earth. There are three basic types of magma: basaltic, andesitic, and rhyolitic, each of which has a different mineral/chemical composition. Basaltic magma —  SiO2 45-55 wt%, high in Fe, Mg, Ca, low in K, Na […]

Types Of Terrain – Explanation & Visual Guide

Let’s take a look at the different types of terrain that make up our planet, Earth. Learn about the differences, similarities, and locations of all the terrain types accessible to us. There are different types of terrains. The common ones are plateau, mountain, plain, and valley terrains. Other types of terrains include open, tundra, oasis, steppe, desert, swamp, forest, […]

Types Of Ivy – Explanation + Visual Guide

Have ever asked yourself “what are the different types of ivy plants”? I know! I have too and I was surprised to know that there are several species of ivy! Hedera, commonly called ivy, is a genus of 12–15 species of evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants in the family Araliaceae, native to western, central […]