June 2015

Advantages of Rift Valleys and Block Mountains

By |2022-09-15T12:44:30+02:00June 6th, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Yosemite Mountains and Valley. Image by Mountainprofessor.

Yosemite Mountains and Valley. Image by Mountainprofessor. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Advantages of Rift Valleys and Block Mountains

Advantages of block mountains

  • Relief rainfall is common raising the amount of annual precipitation within the vicinity of such mountains.
  • They have a cooler environments which invigorating tends to […]

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Landforms resulting from faulting

By |2022-09-15T12:44:30+02:00June 4th, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography|

The Great African Rift Valley. Image by Mamonthsafaris.

The Great African Rift Valley. Image by Mamonthsafaris. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Landfroms resulting from faulting.

Major landforms that result from faulting include:

  1. Block Mountains
  2. Rift valleys
  3. Tilted blocks.

1. Block Mountains The formation of block-mountains (Horst). Image by WikiComons


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Conservative zones/Transform faults

By |2022-09-15T12:44:33+02:00June 1st, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A conservative margin. Image by Expediatearcade.

A conservative margin. Image by Expediatearcade. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Plate Tectonics: Transform Zones
  • At constructive zones plates slide sideways past each other.
  • In opposite directions in a tear or shear fashion.
  • At these margins lithosphere (land/oceanic crust) is neither created nor destroyed
  • That is neither plate is […]

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