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Corries, Aretes and Pyramidal Peaks

Corries, Aretes and Pyramidal Peaks

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describe and explain corrie formation
describe and explain corrie formation

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Published by: JDMcDougall on Sep 07, 2010
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Corrie ArêtePyramidal peak Plucking AbrasionFrost shatteringRotational;flowTarn(lochan)LipScoopExcavateGougetear 
FORMATION OFCORRIE, ARETE and PYRAMID PEAK.In this set of diagrams we shall see how theprocesses of plucking and abrasion, as well asROTATIONAL FLOW and frost shattering createthe three most common features of UPLANDglacial erosion.Annotated photo of corrie and lochan inScottish Highlands
Corries, arêtes and pyramidal peaks are distinctive features of upland glaciation, found in eg Cairngorms and Lake District. Drawinglabelled diagrams is a good way of explaining how they are formed
Tarn//lochan formed as water collects in hollowArête formed when twocorries erode back to back  back wall steepened by pluckingLip-less erodedRotational flowof glacier scooped anddeepened corrie at centreFrost shattering
 
CairngormsPlateau
Corrie FormationPractise drawing a sketch of the photo bycompleting and labelling the outline sketchLine of corries in the Cairngorm plateau.Note how the snow lingers in the shadedhollows
Rotational flowof glacier scooped anddeepened corrie at centre

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