Cap Rock Resistance

Friends, This image shows the principle of differential erosion (i made that up it is not a proper geological term) , the softer material will erode faster (duh) and the red caprock will protect some portions of the clay from erosion.  The red cap rock protects the taller pillars, while the foreground pillars are slumping away unprotected, hence differential erosion. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on March 26, 2012, in Badlands, Geology, Nature and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh so beautiful and barren at the same time!!

  2. Differential erosion. While it may not be a land-form term it describes the process. Once again my educational horizons have been expanded. Thanks, MJ

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