Hanging valley

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Term: Hanging valley
Definition: A secondary valley that enters a main valley at an elevation well above the main valley's floor. These features are result of past erosion caused by alpine glaciers. Hanging valleys are often the site of spectacular waterfalls.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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