As transverse or transverse valley a mountain valley is called, which runs to the main directions of the ridges substantially transversely. His geomorphologic counterpart is the Central Valley.
In the overall course of a long valley, both forms can also alternate with each other.
Geologic cross valleys often provide a transverse valley is where in the course of Earth's history has given a passage through a tectonically transversely positioned mountain erosion of a river or water-rich stream.
The Val de Travers in the Jura mountains is a long valley in contrast to its name.
- Valley Type