Sep 07, 2021 Uncategorized

Formation of Mountains Blog Writing Task


Write one blog post on a current event that deals with one of the learning objectives of the module for this week. The information for the blog can be from newspapers, magazines, research papers, etc. In addition to writing one blog post, you will also read and comment on one of your peers’ blogs. 

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A Quick (sort of) Guide to Basins

Basins are low areas, or depressions in the earth, where sediment accumulates. They can more easily be thought of as circular or ovular bowls, since their sides are higher than the bottom. Something interesting about basins is that they can form almost overnight, or over thousands of years, depending on the type. The way they form can also be quite unpredictable, as they can be created by forces above the ground (such as erosion) or forces below the ground (such as earthquakes). There are lots of different types of basins, but the three major ones are structural basins, ocean basins, and drainage basins. There is a lot to be learned about these three main types, but I will try to be as brief as possible for the sake of not going overboard.

Drainage basins are areas from which all precipitation flows to a single stream or set of streams. Watersheds are small versions of these basins. Every river is part of a network of watersheds that make up a river system’s entire drainage basin. All of the water in a drainage basin flows downhill towards bigger rivers.

Structural basins, usually found in dry regions, form as tectonic plates shift. You can tell that a basin is a structural type if it is shaped like a bowl, because they are usually shaped like a series of smaller bowls that are stacked inside each other. There are several “sub-types” of structural basins, including endorheic basins, lake basins, and sedimentary basins.

Ocean basins are the largest depressions on Earth, and the sides of these basins are formed by the edges of continents (also known as continental shelves). These basins are constantly being changed by tectonic activity, especially subduction and seafloor spreading. Although ocean basins make up over 70% of the land on Earth, we know relatively little about them. Some specialists say that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the surface of the ocean floor, which is probably a statement that many people have heard and believe due to the difficulty of traversing the oceanic depths.

Here is only a fraction of the Amazon Basin, the largest drainage basin in the world, located in South America. This looks like an ideal layout for a lazy river! 

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