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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 16.17 A system of tributary glaciers carved the tributary glacial troughs that exist today in the Ruby Mountains of northeastern Nevada.

What other glacial landforms do you see in this photo?

To determine

The glacial landforms identified in the accompanying photo other than tributary glacier troughs carved by a system of tributary glaciers of Ruby Mountains of northeastern Nevada.

Explanation

The glacial landforms identified in the accompanying photo are erosional landforms of glaciers that are formed by the glacial plucking, abrasion, and frost shattering. The identified landforms are cirque basins, horns, arêtes, and tarns.

Cirque - Cirque is formed in the head of the glacier by plucking rocks from sides and scooping out at the base of glacier. It has distinctive steep-sided amphitheater-like depressions.

Tarn - Tarn is a mountain lake or pond formed in the cirque basin excavated by glaciers.

Arête - An arête results from separating two adjacent cirques or glacial valleys (Glacial valley divide)...

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