ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Landforms resulting from weathering.
- Weathering processes and usually in conjunction with other denudation processes such as water and wind erosion and mass wasting results in the formation of various landscapes.
- In temperate and tropical latitudes these include:
- The word inselberg is German for “island mountain”
- Monadnock is West Indian for isolated mountain.
- An inselberg or monadnock is an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain.
- They are hills made up of rock piles or blocks of rocks that rise from an area of relatively flat and/or lower terrain.
- If the monadnock is dome-shaped and formed from granite-gneiss, it can also be called a bornhardt.
- Common inselbergs include: castle kopjes, tors , balancing rocks and conical hills with rectangular sides.
Weathering also forms:
4) Mountain peaks that are usually made up of rocks when the mountain core is exposed.
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