Doing a presentation for Geography. It's a crash and searching on the internet is horrendous, it comes back with long-winded explanations that make no sense. Is there anyone able to provide an explanation of what a gorge is and how it is formed?
It would be much appreciated :)
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Gorges usually have steep, rocky walls and have a stream running through it. They are usually formed through water erosion (hence the stream) Hmm... For example, Grand Canyon. I know it's not too detailed, but hope I helped! :)
A gorge or canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river. Most gorges were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau level.
A gorge may also refer to a rift between two mountain peaks such as those in ranges such as the Rocky Mountains, the Alps, the Himalayas, Andes or Southern Alps of New Zeland. Usually a river or stream and erosion carve out such splits between mountains.
The word canyon is generally used in the United States, while the word gorge is more common in Europe and Oceania, though it is also used in some parts of the United States and Canada.