I need to know what will affect the distinctiveness of a corrie. E.G rock type
Also it would be great if anyone knew what affect the speed of its formation.
Corrie, Cirque, CWM watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-05-2013 17:47
- 15-05-2013 01:19
A cirque isn't a rock; it's an amphitheatre-like bowl that forms the head of a glacial valley. An example that's relatively local to me:
Cirques are formed through plucking and abrasion, basically. The speed of its formation would depend upon how fast the glacier is flowing, more than anything, I would imagine.
EDIT: Oh ****, sorry. Misread your first sentence. Not sure that I know what would affect the distinctiveness of a cirque. Uplift rate? Accumulation rate? How fast the glacier's flowing?Last edited by Kaiser MacCleg; 15-05-2013 at 01:24.