River cliffs are also known as cut banks or river-cut cliffs. A river cliff is formed on the outer edge of a stream bend when a fast-flowing water source erodes the surface. River cliffs are constantly undergoing erosion... More »

Cliffs form through tectonic activity, water movement, weathering, erosion and glacier activity. Earthquakes and landslides also form cliffs. Cliffs tend to form on coasts, in mountainous areas, along rivers or as the wa... More »

The Battle of Red Cliffs took place during the latter years of the Han Dynasty in the winter months of 208 C.E. The battle was fought between the forces of the Han Prime Minister Cao Cao and the allied forces of Liu Bei ... More »

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The arctic lowlands consist of several barren low-lying islands with coastlines dominated by sheer, towering cliffs and frigid surrounding waters of the Atlantic that contain pieces of massive ice sheets. Together, the l... More »

Sea stacks form as a result of the constant crashing of oceanic waves against a cliff. Erosion creates sea caves out of the cliff, and arches develop over time. As the rock is worn down further, the arches become sea sta... More »

The beginning of a river is known as its source or headwaters. Rivers often originate as underground springs that surface or as marshes that take in melted snow. A river's headwaters can also consist of many smaller stre... More »

A river basin is the land water must cross to reach a river. A river basin collects all available water from various tributaries, creeks and streams in its area. More »