How do glacial troughs form?

In this lesson we will learn about the characteristics and formation of a glacial trough including its features: ribbon lakes and hanging valleys.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.A characteristic of an arête is...

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Q2.A characteristic of a pyramidal peak is...

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Q3.The landforms at A and B (either side of the arête) are...

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Q4.The erosion processes responsible for forming a corrie, and so eventually an arête and pyramidal peak, are...

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Q5.A pyramidal peak will form when...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A characteristic of an arête is...

1/5

Q2.A characteristic of a pyramidal peak is...

2/5

Q3.The landforms at A and B (either side of the arête) are...

3/5

Q4.The erosion processes responsible for forming a corrie, and so eventually an arête and pyramidal peak, are...

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Q5.A pyramidal peak will form when...

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How do Glacial Troughs Form?

Please complete this quiz to test your learning on glacial troughs and their features, ribbon lakes and hanging valleys, form.

Q1.A glacial trough is also called a...

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Q2.Characteristics of a glacial trough are...

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Q3.The name of this type of lake (found in a glacial trough) is...

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Q4.A glacier will erode rock through the processes of...

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Q5.A hanging valley forms when...

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How do Glacial Troughs Form?

Please complete this quiz to test your learning on glacial troughs and their features, ribbon lakes and hanging valleys, form.

Q1.A glacial trough is also called a...

1/5

Q2.Characteristics of a glacial trough are...

2/5

Q3.The name of this type of lake (found in a glacial trough) is...

3/5

Q4.A glacier will erode rock through the processes of...

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Q5.A hanging valley forms when...

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Lesson summary: How do glacial troughs form?

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