geography- glaciation

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pyramidal peak
When three or more corries cut into the same mountain, a pyramidal peak is formed.
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arete
Corries oftern develop on more than one side of a mountain. When this happens, the land between them gets narrower until a knife-edged ridge is formed.
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corrie (cirque, cwm)
A deep, steep-sided, rounded or semi-circular hollow, often with a lake, found in glaciated highlands.
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abrasion
Erosion caused by the rubbing and scouring effect of material carried by rivers, glaciers,waves and the wind.
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plucking
A process of glacial erosion by which ice fo
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Corries oftern develop on more than one side of a mountain. When this happens, the land between them gets narrower until a knife-edged ridge is formed.

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arete

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A deep, steep-sided, rounded or semi-circular hollow, often with a lake, found in glaciated highlands.

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Erosion caused by the rubbing and scouring effect of material carried by rivers, glaciers,waves and the wind.

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A process of glacial erosion by which ice fo

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