24 November 2016

U-turn

Posted by Callan

Scotland was glaciated during the Pleistocene “Ice Ages:”

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The signatures of glaciation are manifold in a scene like this. Most prominent and easily recognizable is the broad, relatively flat-bottomed U-shaped valley.

Now check this one out:

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That’s a U-turn in a U-shaped valley: the valley is first gouged to the right, then turning around and heading in almost the reverse direction:

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Good things these things flow so slow, otherwise that ice may have gotten whiplash.