Glacial Landforms, Erosional Features and Depositional Features

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Cirque
Armchair shaped hollow that has steep sides and a deep hollow.
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Arete
Sharp, narrow ridge formed as a result of glacial erosion from both sides. Where corries have formed back to back.
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Pyramidal Peak
Steep sided pyramid shaped, formed by three corries running back to back.
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Truncated Spur
Ridges created from erosion of pre-existing interlocking spurs by a glacier.
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Roche Mouutonnee
Areas of resistant rock on valley floor that are not entirely removed during glaciation.
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Hanging Valley
A tributary whose mouth ends abruptly part way up the side of the main valley.
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Crag and Tail
Areas of alternating resistant rock and less resistant rock.
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Glacial Trough
Flat floored and steep-sided u-shaped valley created by a glacier.
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Fjord
Glacial valley submerged by rising sea levels.
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Ribbon Lake
Long, narrow lake filling the base of a glacial trough.
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Glacial Till
Unsorted sediment such as; clay, silt, sand and gravel.
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Moraine
Land form created when material carried by glacier is deposited.
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Lateral Moraine
Debris deposited along side of glacier.
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Medial Moraine
Distinct ridge of debris occuring on surface of glacier where two streams of ice merge.
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Terminal Moraine
Prominent ridge of glacial debris formed when a glacier reached its maximum limit due to a sustained advance.
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Drumlin
Asymmetrical elongated mounds of glacial deposits, given 'basket of eggs' topography. With a steep 'stoss' side and a gentle sloping side.
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Sharp, narrow ridge formed as a result of glacial erosion from both sides. Where corries have formed back to back.

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Arete

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Steep sided pyramid shaped, formed by three corries running back to back.

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Card 4

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Ridges created from erosion of pre-existing interlocking spurs by a glacier.

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Card 5

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Areas of resistant rock on valley floor that are not entirely removed during glaciation.

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