Ridge

A mountain ridge in Japan
A stratigraphic ridge within the Appalachian Mountains.
The edges of tuyas can form ridges.
Pirin Mountain main ridge - view from Koncheto knife-edge ridge towards the pyramidal peaks Vihren and Kutelo

A ridge or a mountain ridge is a geographical feature consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance. The sides of the ridge slope away from narrow top on either side. The lines along the crest formed by the highest points, with the terrain dropping down on either sides, are called the ridgelines. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size.

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There are several main types of ridges:

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References[]

  1. ^ "How Volcanoes Work - lava flow features". www.geology.sdsu.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-13.

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