January 2023

Landforms resulting from weathering

By |2022-09-15T12:44:21+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Ruware/Dwala. Image credit WordPress.com Ruware/Dwala. Image credit WordPress.com 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:

1.Inselbergs/Monadnocks

  • The […]
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Convergence and collision zones/plates

By |2022-09-15T12:44:35+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Convergence zone. Image by Coft.edu Convergence zone. Image by Coft.edu ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Plate tectonics: Convergence Zone.

Convergence zone

  • Are also know as destructive plates (zones) or the zone of subduction.
  • This is when two plates move towards each other as shown on the diagram above.
  • An Ocean crust moves towards a […]
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Divergence/Constructive zone/plates

By |2022-09-15T12:44:34+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Divergent plates. Image by Cornel. Divergent plates. Image by Cornel. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Plate Tectonics: Convergence Plates

  • In a divergence zone plates move away from one another thus the name “divergence.”
  • Magma up-wells from the mantle to fill the gap left by the diverging plates.
  • The magma provides new material to form […]
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Folding

By |2022-09-15T12:44:32+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Simple Folding. Image by Pixshark. Simple Folding. Image by Pixshark. ZIMSEC O Level Geography: Folding

  • Tectonic movements are those movements that result from the earth’s internal forces.
  • When forces move horizontally towards one another they are known as compressional.
  • Rocks that make up the earth’s crust are subjected to these compressional forces in a […]
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Faulting

By |2022-09-15T12:44:31+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography|

Common types of faults. Common types of faults. Image via Noaa.gov ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Faulting.

  • Lateral earth movements often produce very great stresses due to compressional forces (when plates move towards one another) and tensional forces (pulling apart).
  • These forces can cause fractures or breaks in the earth’s crust.
  • When breaks […]
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Vulcanicity

By |2022-09-15T12:44:29+02:00January 24th, 2023|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Violent volcanic eruption. Image by Dailymail. Violent volcanic eruption. Image via Dailymail. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Vulcanicity

  • Vulcanicity refers to all the various way by which molten rock and gasses are forced into the earths and onto its surface.
  • It includes volcanic eruptions which lead to the formation of volcanoes, lava plateaus and geysers.
  • It […]
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