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Term: U-Shaped valley Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A valley with a parabolic or 'U' shaped cross-section, steep walls and generally a broad and flat floor. Formed by glacier erosion, a U-shaped valley results when a glacier widens and over-steepens a V-shaped stream valley.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

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