Depression (geology)

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In geology, a depression is a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area. Depressions form by various mechanisms.

A watering hole is a natural depression where water collects and animals come to drink
Karst closed depression with permanent lake Stymfalia, Peloponnese, Greece. Seasonal abundant precipitation drained by 3 sinkholes

Erosion-related:

Collapse-related:

Impact-related:

Sedimentary-related:

Structural or tectonic-related:

Volcanism-related:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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