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riegel A rock bar that extends across the floor of a glacial trough. It may be caused by a local reduction in the erosive ability of a valley glacier or by a local increase in bedrock strength, perhaps owing to a reduction in joint density. It may alternate with a rock basin to give an irregular long profile.

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riegel

riegel A rock bar that extends across the floor of a glacial trough. It may be caused by a local reduction in the erosive ability of a valley glacier or by a local increase in bedrock strength, perhaps due to a reduction in joint density. It may alternate with a rock basin to give an irregular long profile.

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"riegel." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/riegel