winter-talus ridge

winter-talus ridge

[′win·tər ′tā·ləs ‚rij]
(geology)
A wall-like arcuate ridge on the floor of a cirque formed by freezing activity that dislodged boulders from a cirque wall covered with a snowbank. Also known as nivation ridge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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