Glaciation

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Abrasion
a form of erosion that wears away the land through scouring with rocks and ice
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plucking
When ice sticks to rocks and then pulls them away as the glacier moves
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Freexe-Thaw
weathering caused by water freezing in rock crack and then expanding and breaking the rock up
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tarn
another name for a corrie lake it is when water gathers in a corrie that has been shaped by a glacier
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pyramidal peak
a pointed mountain between three or more corries
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arete
a narrow ridge between two corries
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Hanging valley
the step when a small glacial valley joins a large glacial valley and usually has a waterfall
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Corrie
a deep rounded hollow found in glaciated uplands
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U-shaped valley
a deep and rounded trough that has been shaped by a glacier and has a flat base and steep sidea
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moraine
rocks transported and deposited by a glacier
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Card 2

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When ice sticks to rocks and then pulls them away as the glacier moves

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plucking

Card 3

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weathering caused by water freezing in rock crack and then expanding and breaking the rock up

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Card 4

Front

another name for a corrie lake it is when water gathers in a corrie that has been shaped by a glacier

Back

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Card 5

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a pointed mountain between three or more corries

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