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 […]

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 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, […]