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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Glaciation of the Faroe Islands




Here is a link to a very interesting presentation found on the web on the glaciation of the Faroe Islands.  There are no author's names, so I don't know who to thank.  But some photos are pasted in below.

www.uio.no/.../GEG2130%20HHC%20Faroe%20Islands%20Geomorph...

 Cirque wall, cut into layered Tertiary volcanic rocks typical of the islands

 An old land surface abruptly truncated by a typically precipitous oceanic cliff line

Spectacular oceanic cliffs, typical of the west-facing coasts
 Landslide on a mountainside.  Usually the trigger is moisture overload, linked to the heavy rainfall experienced by the islands -- but in some cases pressure release comes into play

 Soil stripes on a mountain slope -- formed here just on the edge of periglacial conditions

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