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Hanging Valleys Animation
This Flash animated slide show with accompanying audio illustrates the evolution of an alpine environment from a fluvial V shaped valley landscape to a glaciated U shaped valley landscape. It also shows the advance and regression of glaciers and the reestablishment of post glacial streams and hanging valleys. This visualization is from Chapter 20 (Glacier Systems and the Ice Age) of the animations section of the Instructor Companion Site for the Wiley Higher Education textbook (ISBN 0-471-23800-7) Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment, Second Edition by Alan Strahler.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Cryology
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-832
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Wiley Higher Education