Valley

In geology, a valley or dale is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. A very deep river valley may be called a canyon or gorge.

The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Most valleys belong to one of these two main types or a mixture of them, (at least) with respect of the cross section of the slopes or hillsides.

Read more about Valley:  Valley Terminology, River Valleys, Vale, Glacial Valleys, Transition Forms and Valley Shoulders, Hanging Valleys, Valley Floors, Hollows, Famous Valleys, Rift Valleys

Famous quotes containing the word valley:

    Jugful of milk! It was yours years ago
    when I lived in the valley of my bones,
    bones dumb in the swamp. Little playthings.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I see before me now a traveling army halting,
    Below a fertile valley spread, with barns and the orchards of summer,
    Behind, the terraced sides of a mountain, abrupt, in places rising high,
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    “Over the mountains
    Of the moon,
    Down the valley of the shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride,”
    The shade replied,—
    “If you seek for Eldorado!”
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)