Glaciated Uplands [Formation of a Corrie]


Formation of a Corrie

corrie is an armchair shaped hollow high on a mountain with steep back and side walls. Snow gathers in mountain hollows, especially north facing hollows, where there is more shade. This snow builds up and compacts to ice. The action of gravity means the ice moves downhill.

As it travels, ice sticks to the back walls and plucks rocks from the surface. Rocks on the…


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