a pyramid-shaped mountain peak created by several glaciers eroding away at different sides of the same mountain.
A high mountain peak that forms when the walls of three or more cirques intersect.
a proper and obvious image for a mountain or mountainous country
A pointed, mountain peak, typically pyramidal in shape, bounded by the walls of three or more cirques. Headward erosion has cut prominent faces and ridges into the peak. When a peak has four symmetrical faces, it is called a Matterhorn. ------------------------------- Ice Rafting The transportation of glacier sediment away from the ice margin by icebergs. Sediment transported by floating ice and deposited in the ocean is called glacial-marine sediment. Deposited in lakes, it is called glacial-lacustrine sediment.
a pyramidal peak with three or more distinct faces steepened by glacial undercutting
a peak having that shape. In glaciology, a horn is defined as the sheer-sided peak remaining after glaciers have removed at least three sides. (thanks to lostman)
a pyramid-shaped mountain peak created by several glaciers carving away different aspects of a mountain.
A high, sharp-pointed, steep sided, pyramidal mountain peak formed by glacial erosion.
A high pyramidal peak with steep sides formed by the intersecting walls of three or more cirques. One of the more recognized examples of a horn in North America is Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Shown by closely spaced, closed contour lines, indicating a steep mountain peak.
a peak formed by three or more cirques eroding back until their headwalls become the sides of the peak
a peak or pinnacle thinned and eroded by three or more glacial cirques. The Matterhorn in Switzerland was carved away by glacial erosion. (Photo courtesy of the World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, CO.)
A pointed mountain peak surrounded by at least three cirques.