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Roche moutonnée

(from the French) A rocky hillock with a gently inclined, smooth up-valley facing slope resulting from glacial abrasion, and a steep, rough down-valley facing slope resulting from glacial plucking.

Roche moutonnée in front of Steilimmigletscher, Bernese Alps, Switzerland. Ice flow was from right to left. Photo J. Alean.

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