Science Traveling – Waterfalls (videos)

I love waterfalls, and it seems that during my recent science traveling excursions to Norway, Canada, and Connecticut I saw a lot of waterfalls. So for this edition I thought I would show you some video of a few great falls. Be sure to turn on the volume for your monitor to hear the impressive roar of the water.

Kent Falls: Not surprisingly, these namesake falls are in Kent State Park in Kent, CT. This was a stop coming back from Quebec in early July.

Montmorency Falls: Just above Quebec City is a wonderful surprise. These falls are one and half times the height of Niagara. I wrote more about Montmorency in this previous post.

Kjosfossen Falls: Back in May when we traveled to three Scandinavian countries I saw some amazing waterfalls. This one jumps out at you when traveling the railway through the mountains towards the fjords in central Norway.

Naeroyfjord Falls: As part of the “Norway in a Nutshell” tour, which involves a train, another train, a boat, a bus, and another train as you make your way from Oslo to Bergen (plus another train from Bergen back to Oslo the next day), you spend a few hours in the fjords. There are literally hundreds of waterfalls, and that is not an overstatement. One of the most spectacular is this one as you first turn into Naeroyfjord.

I’ll have more details on these in the future. For now, turn up your sound, go full screen, and enjoy the waterfalls.

David J. Kent has been a scientist for over thirty years, is an avid science traveler, and an independent Abraham Lincoln historian. He is the author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and the e-book Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time. He is currently writing a book on Thomas Edison.

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4 thoughts on “Science Traveling – Waterfalls (videos)

    • Yes, I have some great pictures and videos of the falls at Niagara. There are two Tesla statues; one on Goat Island on the American side and the other on the Canadian side overlooking Horseshoe Falls. Incredibly impressive. Definitely go.

  1. Magnificent! It’s interesting to compare the topography associated with them. The Norwegian falls look to be in glacially-carved valleys. Some similar topography around here, and a couple of decent falls (if you know where to look). But I’m sure nothing like the Norwegian fjords. I don’t know much about how the Niagara area falls were created, but it looks like a rather different process.

    • Magnificent, I agree. Interestingly, both the Norwegian fjords and Niagara Falls are the result of glaciers, though they seem like two totally different places. Niagara is distinct and powerful but the shear number of waterfalls coming from such great heights is what is so impressive about those in the fjords. Loved it.

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