English version

rift valley in Geology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrift valleyˈrift ˌvalley noun [countable]  SGa valley with very steep sides, formed by the cracking and moving of the Earth’s surface
Examples from the Corpus
rift valleyUpland masses exist on either side of a central rift valley.Further evidence contradicting the traditional symmetric rift valley model comes from observations of their morphology and surface structure.Luisenlund Bronze Age monoliths and the rift valley of Ekkodal.