Cirque

Cirque or Corris are deep, extended and wide troughs or basins with very steep bowl-shaped to vertically dropping high fortifications at its head as well as sides.

They are merely a bowl-shaped depression formed due to the erosional action of glaciers. When these depressions are filled with water, they are called as Tarn Lakes, Cirque Lake or Corrie Lake.

Question for the Day on the Topic

Consider the following Statements

  1. Cirque or Corris are depressions, formed due to the erosional action of glaciers.
  2. When these depressions are filled with water, they are called as Tarn Lakes.

Select the correct ones

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer:C

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