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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 16.34 The New York Finger Lakes occupy ice-scoured basins excavated during the Pleistocene.

What characteristics of the bedrock caused ice to form these narrow lake basins?

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The characteristics of the bedrock caused ice to form these narrow lake basins.

Explanation

The narrow lake basins are ice-scoured troughs eroded by the Pleistocene ice sheet with a lake in it for example Finger Lakes, New York. Ice scoured troughs are long narrow, over deepened valley floor depressions that result from scouring action of an advancing ice sheet.

In general, the rocks that are weak and fractured are most vulnerable for erosion than the hard and resistant rocks...

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