Corrie Arête Pyramidal peak Plucking Abrasion Frost shattering Rotational; flow Tarn (lochan) Lip Scoop Excavate

Gouge tear

FORMATION OF CORRIE, ARETE and PYRAMID PEAK. In this set of diagrams we shall see how the processes of plucking and abrasion, as well as ROTATIONAL FLOW and frost shattering create the three most common features of UPLAND glacial erosion. Annotated photo of corrie and lochan in Scottish Highlands Rotational flowof glacier scooped and deepened corrie at centre Frost shattering Lip-less eroded Arête formed when two corries erode back to back

back wall steepened by plucking

Tarn//lochan formed as water collects in hollow

Corries, arêtes and pyramidal peaks are distinctive features of upland glaciation, found in eg Cairngorms and Lake District. Drawing labelled diagrams is a good way of explaining how they are formed

Corrie Formation Practise drawing a sketch of the photo by completing and labelling the outline sketch

Cairngorms Plateau

Line of corries in the Cairngorm plateau. Note how the snow lingers in the shaded hollows

Rotational flowof glacier scooped and deepened corrie at centre