Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Pothole Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1930

This is a landscape with kettle-like holes in a river. A pothole is also known as a kettle hole or rock hole. Potholes are formed by erosion and abrasion of the bedrock, where pebbles are moved in circles by eddies in the riverbed. Potholes often form in the lower parts of waterfalls and cascades or on the shores of steep rapids.

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