The shape of glacial valleys and implications for southern African glaciation

@article{Hall2010TheSO,
  title={The shape of glacial valleys and implications for southern African glaciation},
  author={Kevin Hall},
  journal={South African Geographical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={92},
  pages={35 - 44}
}
  • K. Hall
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • South African Geographical Journal
The classic U-shaped valley is a typical expression of glacial erosion, but situations can occur where the glacier effects little to no change in the landscape. Such an occurrence would be where the glacier is cold-based and remains so during its demise – never entering into a warm-based (erosional) phase. Here, two present-day examples are provided where glaciers exist, but the valley form has remained unaltered despite multiple glacial events. The key to such a situation is suggested to be… Expand
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