In physical geography, the headwall of a glacial cirque is its highest cliff.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Headwall Lakes — The Headwall Lakes are in a valley south east of Mount Chester in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. They can be accessed from the Smith Dorrien / Spray Trail road. Their waters flow down Headwall Creek into Smith Dorrien Creek then south… …   Wikipedia

  • headwall — head wall n. A steep slope or precipice rising at the head of a valley or glacial cirque. * * * …   Universalium

  • headwall — noun a) The highest cliff of a glacial cirque. b) The steep cliff at the back of a cirque …   Wiktionary

  • headwall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : a precipice rising above the floor of a glacial cirque b. : a steep slope forming the head of a valley 2. : a wall of masonry or concrete built at the outlet of a drainpipe or culvert with the end of the conduit flush with …   Useful english dictionary

  • cirque headwall —    The glacially scoured, steep and arcuate side or wall of a cirque, dominated by rock outcrop, rubble, and colluvium.    Compare: headwall.    SW & HD …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • glacial landform — ▪ geology Introduction  any product of flowing ice and meltwater. Such landforms are being produced today in glaciated areas, such as Greenland, Antarctica, and many of the world s higher mountain ranges. In addition, large expansions of present… …   Universalium

  • Overdeepening — Sognefjord in Norway, the second longest fjord in the world, shows characteristic overdeepening. Overdeepening is a characteristic of basins and valleys eroded by glaciers. An overdeepened valley profile is often eroded to depths which are… …   Wikipedia

  • Castle Lake (California) — Infobox lake lake name = Castle Lake image lake = Castlelake 3.jpg caption lake = The lake with Mt. Shasta in background image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Siskiyou County, California coords =… …   Wikipedia

  • Toni Matt — Anton (Toni) Matt (b. ca. 1920 in St. Anton, Austria; d. May 17, 1989 in Pawling, N.Y.New York Times, [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE4DD173DF93AA25756C0A96F948260 Toni Matt Dies at 69; Former Ski Champion ] , May 19, 1989.… …   Wikipedia

  • Cirque — For other uses, see Cirque (disambiguation). Two cirques with semi permanent snowpatches in Abisko National Park, Sweden …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”