Landforms are also created where eroded materials come to rest, or are deposited through a process called deposition. A classic example of this in Montana is alluvial fans that form where fast-running mountain streams enter valleys and slow down, and the sediments they carry fall out of suspension. Take a look at The Perfect Alluvial Fan […]

Tectonic Forces

Landscapes are formed by the various combinations of tectonic forces, weathering, erosion, and deposition. Plate tectonics are driven by gravity and the Earth’s heat. Heat from the Earth’s interior escapes through convection just like the convection you see in a pot of boiling water or in a lava lamp, only much m-u-c-h slower. Cold, dense […]

The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.