U-shaped valley


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U-shaped valley

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(Geological Science) geology a steep-sided valley caused by glacial erosion
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This peak marks the entrance to Glencoe, a sweeping U-shaped valley that runs from Rannoch Moor to Loch Leven ten miles to the northwest.
The dam would be constructed on Mula River and site for the dam is where a relatively wide U-shaped valley starts and the river cuts through a series of parallel sub-vertical ridges of moderate relief.
Formed millions of years ago by glaciers carving though solid rock, sculpting the U-shaped valley and dramatic granite rock faces, Yosemite now attracts well in excess of three million visitors a year.
The Chitral River traverses across the district as a predominantly U-shaped valley formed in response to Late Quaternary ice-age glaciations.
The findings were based on the U-shaped valley at the bottom of the Strait of Dover (SN: 7/21/07, p.