Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Glacial Spillway Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_907

This is a landscape composed of a U-shaped notch in a ridge or slope on the side of a glacial valley. When a glacier occupies a U-shaped valley, plucking and abrasion on the ridge or slope can result in a glacial spillway. After the glacier melts, the spillway hangs above the ridge or the valley slope.

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