How Is a Hanging Valley Formed?

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A hanging valley refers to a valley that is eroded by a tributary glacier to the trunk glacier in the main trough. The thickness of the tributary is not the same as that of the main valley thus when melting occurs, one valley is at higher level than the other.
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hanging valley
NOUN
1.
a valley, the lower end of which opens high above a shore, usually caused by the rapid erosion of a cliff.
2.
a tributary valley whose mouth is set above the the floor of the main valley, usually as a result of differences in glacial erosion.
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