Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
   
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

waterfall




Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite
A vertical fall of water where a river flows from hard rock to one more easily eroded (see erosion), or where there has been a rise of the land relative to sea level or blockage of a river by a landslide. The largest waterfall in the world is one of the Angel Falls, Venezuela (815 meters).


Related category

   • GEOGRAPHY