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Meaning of U-shaped valley in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U-SHAPED VALLEY

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U-Shaped valley is a noun.
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WHAT DOES U-SHAPED VALLEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

U-shaped valley

U-shaped valley

A U-shaped valley or glacial trough is formed by the process of glaciation. It has a characteristic U shape, with steep, straight sides and a flat bottom. Glaciated valleys are formed when a glacier travels across and down a slope, carving the valley by the action of scouring. When the ice recedes or thaws, the valley remains, often littered with small boulders that were transported within the ice. Examples of U-valleys are found in mountainous region like the Alps, Himalaya, Rocky mountains, Scottish Highlands, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Canada. A classic glacial trough in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA in which the St. Mary River runs.

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The definition of U-shaped valley in the dictionary is a steep-sided valley caused by glacial erosion.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-SHAPED VALLEY

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WORDS RELATING TO «U-SHAPED VALLEY»

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U形谷
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Valle en forma de U
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U-shaped valley
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यू के आकार घाटी
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الوادي على شكل حرف U
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U - образный долина
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Vale em forma de U
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Vallée en forme de U
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U- förmige Tal
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U字型の谷
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U 자 모양의 계곡
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Thung lũng hình chữ U
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Valle a forma di U
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Dolina w kształcie litery U
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U -подібний долина
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Vale în formă de U
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U - σχήμα κοιλάδα
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U- vormige vallei
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U-formad dal
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U - formet dal
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-SHAPED VALLEY»

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A Complete Course In Certificate Geography
Dry Valley Such river valleys are found mainly in the chalk country. These are devoid of water, except when continuous heavy rain gives rise to temporary streams after the porous ground has become saturated. Glaciated U-Shaped Valley This ...
autorLate V.N. Nigam, 1997
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Understanding GCSE Geography: A For AQA Specification
Corrie The glacial trough, often more simply called a U-shaped valley, is an impressive landscape feature (Figure 1). These glaciated valleys can be hundreds of metres deep with vertical rock walls, down which waterfalls cascade from ...
autorAnn Bowen, John Pallister, 2006
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Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Earth science-- the ...
The result is a wider, straighter, steeper- sided U-shaped valley. Moreover, when a glacier slides over bedrock, rock fragments frozen into the bottom of the glacier scrape against the bedrock, creating parallel scratches in the surface of the ...
autorDavid Berey, Edward J. Denecke, 2011
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Lake District
SOME LOWLAND FEATURES U-shaped valley: These distinctive, wide valleys, literally U-shaped, gouged out by glaciers define the Lake District every bit as much as the peaks and lakes. Great examples of U-shaped valleys are Honister ...
autorLesley Anne Rose, 2008
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Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River
The valley is an example of a U-shaped valley carved by alpine ice during the Pleistocene Epoch. Conspicuous trimlines indicate where a valley glacier flowed high above the base level. Alpine glacial moraines are generally unvegetated, ...
autorFred Beckey, 2008
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Map Work And Practical Geography, 4E
(a) A concave slope, (b) A convex slope, (c) A V-shaped valley, (d) A gorge, (e) A hanging valley, (f) A U- shaped valley, (g) A saddle, (h) A waterfall, (i) An escarpment, (j) A cliff, (k) A ridge, (l) A cirque, (m) A dissected plateau, (n) A watershed.
autorG Singh, 2009
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Geography
9.6) Arete Tarn (Corrie lake) Hanging Valley Waterfall Corrie Ribbon Lake Truncated Spur Lateral moraines Ground Moraines Former 'V' Shaped valley Steepened Sides 'U' shaped Valley Flattened Floor Fig.9.5 Glaciated Highland Hanging ...
autorYash Pal Singh
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The Environment: Principles and Applications
U-SHAPED VALLEYS One of the most characteristic features ol glacial erosion is the distinctive U-shaped valley or trough carved from an original V-shaped valley that was probably eroded by a pre-glacial river. U-shaped valleys typically ...
autorChris C. Park, 2001
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Earth Lab: Exploring the Earth Sciences
Paternoster lakes: lakes arranged like beads on a string in a U-shaped valley Tarn: a small lake in a cirque occupying an ice-carved rock basin Truncated spur: a ridge that stops abruptly at a glacial valley U-shaped valley or glacial trough: a  ...
autorClaudia Owen, Diane Pirie, Grenville Draper, 2010
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Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
In most introductory physical geography and geology textbooks a distinction is made between V-shaped valley cross profiles, described as char- acteristic of a system dominated by active fluvial erosion, and U-shaped valley cross profiles, ...
autorAndrew Goudie, 2013
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U-SHAPED VALLEY»

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Why you love our Great Little Country
We drove on through dramatic Glengesh, a scenic U-shaped valley, formed by retreating ice sheets during the last Ice Age. Thatched cottages dot the landscape ... «Irish Independent, Aug 15»
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Lake holds key climate data
At Lake Ohau, this freezing period in the planet's recent history is marked only by the terraced slopes of the U-shaped valley surrounding it - a reminder that a ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
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A world-class road trip: Driving to Milford Sound
This classic glaciated U-shaped valley represents New Zealand wilderness at its very best; the meandering braided river flanked by soaring mountains clothed ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
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UK wilderness adventures: sleep in a 'stone hotel' in Snowdonia
From the top of this glaciated U-shaped valley are views over the Glasglyn river, out to Cardigan Bay and beyond. And after taking in the landscape, there's no ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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The coolest way to bring glaciation to life
Next, I slowly moved the glacier down the grit valley from top to bottom. ... The bulldozing motion carves out a U-shaped valley and a terminal moraine build-up is ... «TES News, Feb 15»
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In the valley of death: Life without ARVs
We stood at the edge of a U-shaped valley in Dududu, south of Durban, and the hospice nurse pointed to the homes where her patients lived. She indicated to ... «Health-e, Dec 14»
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Along Bhutan's River Valleys to Find Black-Necked Cranes
PHOBJIKA VALLEY, Bhutan–CRE field excursions are always a whirlwind of ... which we'd seen in the distance at the flat muddy base of the U-shaped valley. «National Geographic, Nov 14»
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Go walk: from Port to Maghera via Slievetooey, Co Donegal
I took the easy option for the descent which is to go south on to Slí Cholmcille and continue down the road on the side of a classic U-shaped valley to Maghera ... «Irish Times, Jul 14»
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What lies beneath – scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice
In places, the floor of this valley is more than 2000 metres below sea level. ... classic glacial geomorphic landforms, such as u-shaped valleys and cirques, that ... «University of Bristol, Jan 14»
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10 most stylish freestanding baths
The deep curves of this bath are designed to mirror those of the U-shaped valley containing Coniston Water in Cumbria. If you ask me, it looks more like a flying ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
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