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Flashcards in Glaciers On Maps Deck (6):
1

How do you spot a Corrie on a map?

Tightly packed contours in a U shape around it
Some corries have a tarn in them

2

How can you tell the height / steepness of the land on a map?

Height = numbers
steepness = how close contour lines are

3

How do you spot an Arête on a map?

Really thin hill with tightly packed parallel contour lines on either side
Often have corries or tarns on either side and footpaths on them with names like striding edge

4

How can you spot a pyramidal peak on a map?

Tightly packed contour lines that curve away from a central high point
Arêtes and corries around it

5

How do you spot a glacial trough on a map?

Flag valleys with steep sides so there are no contour lines at the bottom of the valley but tightly packed ones on the sides

Look for a wide straight valley in a mountainous area with a river that looks too small to have formed the valley

6

How do you spot a ribbon lake on a map?

Many glacial troughs have ribbon lakes in them so look for a flat valley with steep idea surrounding a long straight lake

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