Waterfalls: Forms, Distribution, Processes and Rates of Recession

  title={Waterfalls: Forms, Distribution, Processes and Rates of Recession},
  author={Andrew S. Goudie},
  journal={Quaestiones Geographicae},
  pages={59 - 77}
  • A. Goudie
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Quaestiones Geographicae
Abstract A waterfall is a very steep (commonly nearly vertical) fall of some magnitude in a river course. Waterfalls are widespread fluvial landforms that have been described from many parts of the world. Thirty-eight World Heritage Properties include waterfalls in their designation. In addition, some waterfalls are actual or potential geomorphosites. Waterfalls occur in almost all climatic environments, though they are particularly common in formerly glaciated areas. They occur on a huge… 

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