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A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. The seeds of a fjord are laid when a glacier cuts a U-shaped valley through abrasion of the surrounding bedrock by the sediment it carries. Many such valleys were formed during recent ice age when the sea was at a much lower level than it is today. At the end of the ice age, the climate warmed up again and glaciers retreated. Sea level rose due to an influx of water from melting ice sheets and glaciers around the world (it rose over 100 m after the last ice age), inundating the vacated valleys with seawater to form fjords. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2032x1524, 490 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fjord User:ErikD/Images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2032x1524, 490 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fjord User:ErikD/Images Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Sunnmøre (South-Møre in Norwegian) is the southernmost traditional district of the western Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (687 × 1024 pixel, file size: 456 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 402 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (687 × 1024 pixel, file size: 456 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Geirangerfjord (Geirangerfjorden) is a fjord in the region Sunnmøre which is located southernmost in the county Møre og Romsdal in Norway. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... A glaciated valley in the Mount Hood Wilderness showing the characteristic U-shape. ... Glacially abraded rocks in western Norway near Jostedalsbreen glacier. ... Bedrock is the native consolidated rock underlying the Earths surface. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... An ice sheet is a mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km² (19,305 mile²).[1] The only current ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland; during the last ice age at Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) the Laurentide ice sheet covered much...


Fjords are often very deep in their upper and middle reaches, in the case of Norway's Hardangerfjord dropping 800 m (2,624 ft) below sea level, although fjords generally have a sill or rise at their mouth associated with the previous glacier's terminal moraine. Hardangerfjord With a length of 179 km (111 miles) the Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland, is the third largest fjord in the world. ... Moraine is the general term for debris of all sorts originally transported by glaciers or ice sheets that have since melted away. ...

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Etymology

With Indo European origin (*prtús from *por- or *per) in the verb fara (travelling/ferrying), the Norse noun substantive fjǫrðr means a "Lake-like" waterbody used for passage and ferrying. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Proto-Indo-European (PIE) may refer to: Proto-Indo-European language the hypothetical common ancestor of the Indo-European languages Proto-Indo-Europeans, the hypothetical speakers of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language Proto-Indo-European roots, A list of reconstructed Proto-Indo-European roots Categories: | ... Look up origin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Verbal agreement be merged into this article or section. ... The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages. ... A noun, or noun substantive, is a word or phrase that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... A body of water is any significant natural pool of water such as an ocean, a lake, or a river, covering the Earth or another planet. ...


The Scandinavian fjord, Proto-Scandinavian *ferþuz, is the origin for similar European words: Icelandic fjörður, Swedish fjärd (for Baltic waterbodies), English ford, Scottish firth, and is related to: Greek poros, Latin portus, German Furt (cf. Frankfurt) and the Dutch word voorde (for mud-flat, cf. Vilvoorde). The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages. ...


As a loanword from Norwegian, it is the only word in the English language to start with the digraph fj. A loanword (or loan word) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...


Scandinavian usage

Use of the word fjord (including the eastern Scandinavian form fjärd) is more general in the Scandinavian languages than in English. In Scandinavia, fjord is used for a narrow inlet of the sea in Norway, Denmark and western Sweden, but this is not its only application. In Norway, the usage is closest to the Old Norse, with fjord used for both a firth and for a long, narrow inlet. In eastern Norway, the term is also applied to long narrow freshwater lakes (for instance Mjøsa (commonly referred to as fjorden), Randsfjorden and Tyrifjorden) and sometimes even to rivers (in local usage, for instance in Flå in Hallingdal, the Hallingdal river is referred to as fjorden). In east Sweden, the name fjärd is used in a synonymous manner for bays, bights and narrow inlets on the Swedish Baltic Sea coast, and in most Swedish lakes. This latter term is also used for bodies of water off the coast of Finland where Finland Swedish is spoken. In Danish, the word may even apply to shallow lagoons. In modern Icelandic, fjörður is still used with the broader meaning of firth or inlet. In Finnish language, a word vuono is used although there is only one fjord in Finland. The North Germanic languages make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the East Germanic languages. ... Mjøsa is Norways largest lake. ... Randsfjorden is Norways fourth largest lake with an area of 138 km2. ... The part of the lake called Holsfjorden Tyrifjorden is Norways fifth largest lake with an area of 137 km2, has a volume of 13 km3, is 295 meters deep at its deepeest, and lies 63 meters above sea level. ... County Buskerud District Hallingdal Municipality NO-0615 Administrative centre FlÃ¥ Mayor (2003) Hans Bekken (FlÃ¥ Bygdeliste) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 159 704 km² 670 km² 0. ... Hallingdal is a valley and landscape in central, southern Norway, consisting of the municipalities Flå, Nes, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål and Hol. ... In geography, bight has two meanings. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... Areas where Finland-Swedish populations are found shown in yellow Finland-Swedish is a general term for the closely related cluster of dialects of Swedish spoken in Finland by Finland-Swedes as a first language. ... This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ... Template:Languaklkkkhytgf Finnish ( , or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (91. ...


The German use of the word Förde on sea-stretches on their Baltic Sea coastline, seems to indicate a common Germanic origin of the word. The landscape consists mainly of moraine heaps, and "real" fjords in the geological sense are not possible. Kieler Förde still fits the same criteria as other fjordnames further north (in Denmark), while others merely fits the description of bugt as used in Danish. One may therefore conclude that fjord was one of the names used by Germanic tribes to describe a sea-territory.


The name of Wexford in Ireland is originally derived from Veisafjǫrðr ("inlet of the mud flats") in Old Norse, as used by the viking settlers — though the place does not have a fjord in the more narrow modern meaning. This article is about the Irish town. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ...


Locations

The coastline of eastern Greenland, with its many fjords. At the bottom is the longest fjord in the world, Scoresby Sund.
The coastline of eastern Greenland, with its many fjords. At the bottom is the longest fjord in the world, Scoresby Sund.

The principal mountainous regions where fjords have formed are in the higher middle latitudes where, during the glacial period, many valley glaciers descended to the then-lower sea level. The fjords develop best in mountain ranges against which the prevailing westerly marine winds are orographically lifted over the mountainous regions, resulting in abundant snowfall to feed the glaciers. Hence coasts having the most pronounced fjords include the west coast of Europe, the west coast of North America from Puget Sound to Alaska, the west coast of New Zealand, and the west coast of South America. Other areas which have lower altitudes and less pronounced glaciers also have fjords or fjord-like features. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2400x3200, 1898 KB) en: Greenland’s eastern coast is featured in this true-color Terra MODIS image from August 21, 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2400x3200, 1898 KB) en: Greenland’s eastern coast is featured in this true-color Terra MODIS image from August 21, 2003. ... Scoresby Sund is at the bottom of this satellite image of the East Greenland coast. ... The middle latitudes are the areas between 30 and 60 degrees north latitude and 30 and 60 degrees south, or, roughly, the earths temperate zones between the tropics and the Arctic and Antarctic. ... The Westerlies are the prevailing winds in the middle latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees latitude, blowing from the high pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the poles. ... This wave cloud pattern formed off of the Île Amsterdam in the far southern Indian Ocean, due to orographic lift of an airmass by the island, producing alternating bands of condensed and invisible humidity downwind of the island as the moist air moves in vertical waves and the moisture successively... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


West coast of Europe

Satellite image of Killary Harbour Killary Harbour is Irelands only fjord. It is disputed that it was actually formed by glaciers. ...

West coast of New Zealand

New Zealand's Milford Sound
New Zealand's Milford Sound

Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Panorama of Milford Sound on a beautiful day. ... Fiordland is a region of New Zealand that is situated on the south-western corner of the South Island. ... The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ...

West coast of North America

For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Lynn Canal, Haines area of southeast Alaska The Lynn Canal is an inlet (not an artificial canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. ... The Portland Canal is an arm of the Portland Inlet, one of the principal inlets of the British Columbia Coast. ... The British Columbia Coast is one of Canadas two continental coastlines; the other being the coastline from the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest Passage and Hudson Bay to the Ungava Peninsula and Labrador and the Gulf of St. ... Indian Arm extends north (to the upper right) from Burrard Inlet (in the foreground). ... Kingcome Inlet is one of the lesser principal fjords of the British Columbia Coast. ...

West coast of South America

The Zona Austral (English: Austral Zone) is one of the five natural regions into which CORFO divided continental Chile in 1950. ...

Other glaciated regions

Kjosnesfjorden in Songefjord
Kjosnesfjorden in Songefjord
Nærøyfjord
Nærøyfjord

Other regions have fjords, but many of these are less pronounced due to more limited exposure to westerly winds and less pronounced relief. Areas include: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Nærøyfjord The Nærøyfjord (Nærøyfjorden) is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ...

  • Sub-antarctic islands

Satellite image of Killary Harbour Killary Harbour is Irelands only fjord. It is disputed that it was actually formed by glaciers. ... Leenaun (Irish An Líonán), sometimes Leenane, is a picturesque village in County Galway, beside Killary Harbour, Irelands only fjord and on the northern edge of Connemara. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Galway Code: G (GY proposed) Area: 6,148 km² Population (2006) 231,035 (including Galway City); 159,052 (without Galway City) Website: www. ... This article is about the country. ... Firth is the Scots word used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland. ... Scots refers to the Anglic varieties spoken in parts of Scotland. ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A loch is the name given to a body of water in Scotland or Ireland. ... View across Loch Lomond, towards Ben Lomond. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital St. ... Torngat Mountains National Park is a national park located on the Labrador Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Bonne Bay is a bay in Newfoundland, Canada. ... Western Brook Pond. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada. ... World map depicting Canadian Arctic Archipelago Polar projection map of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Reference map of Canadian Arctic Archipelago The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, also known as just the Arctic Archipelago, is an archipelago north of the Canadian mainland in the Arctic. ... Entrance of Somes Sound, Mount Desert Island, Maine (1855) by Fitz Hugh Lane Somes Sound is a body of water running deep into Mount Desert Island, the main site of Acadia National Park in Maine, United States. ... Acadia National Park preserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... This is a list of islands of the Arctic Ocean. ... Antarctic Peninsula map Booth Island and Mount Scott flank the narrow Lemaire Channel on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. ... The sub-antarctic islands are the islands in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. ...

Extreme fjords

The longest fjords in the world are: An arm of the Sognefjord, Norway. ... An arm of the Sognefjord, Norway. ... An arm of the Sognefjord Sognefjorden (or Sognefjord, the suffix -en is a form of the definite article in the Norwegian language) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ...

  1. Scoresby Sund in Greenland - 350 km (220 mi)
  2. Sognefjord in Norway - 203 km (126 mi)
  3. Hardangerfjord in Norway - 179 km (111 mi)

Deep fjords include: Scoresby Sund is at the bottom of this satellite image of the East Greenland coast. ... Map of the Sognefjord and environs The Sognefjord (Sognefjorden) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ... Hardangerfjord With a length of 179 km (111 miles) the Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland, is the third largest fjord in the world. ...

  1. Skelton Inlet in Antarctica - 1,933 m (6,342 ft)
  2. Sognefjord in Norway - ~1,308 m (4,291 ft) (the mountains then rise to up to 1,000 m)
  3. Messier Channel in Chile, South America - 1,288 m (4,226 ft)

Even deeper is the Vanderford Valley (2,287 m or 7,503 ft), carved by the Antarctica's Vanderford Glacier. This undersea valley lies offshore, however, and so is not a fjord. The Skelton Inlet (78º54´S 162º15´E) is an ice-filled inlet at the terminus of the Skelton Glacier, along the western edge of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. ... Map of the Sognefjord and environs The Sognefjord (Sognefjorden) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. ... Messier Channel is a channel located in Patagonia, Chile. ... Vanderford Valley () is an undersea valley, named in association with the Vanderford Glacier, which reaches a depth of 2287 m (7,503 ft). ...


Fjord features and variations

Coral reefs

As late as 2000, some of the world's largest coral reefs were discovered along the bottoms of the Norwegian fjords. These reefs were found in fjords all the way from the north of Norway to the south. The marine life on the reefs is believed to be one of the most important reasons why the Norwegian coastline is such a generous fishing ground. Since this discovery is fairly new, little research has yet been done. So far, only the deep sea diver who discovered the first reef at 60 meters has visited it, and even he has only been down three times. The reefs are host to thousands of lifeforms such as plankton, coral, anemones, fish, several species of sharks, and many more one would expect to find on a reef. However most are specially adapted to life under the greater pressure of the water column above it, and the total darkness of the deep sea. Families Many, see text. ...


New Zealand's fiords are also host to deep sea corals, but a surface layer of dark fresh water allows these corals to grow in much shallower water than usual. An underwater observatory in Milford Sound allows tourists to view them without diving. Panorama of Milford Sound on a beautiful day. ...


Skerries

In some places near the seaward margins of areas with fjords, the ice-scoured channels are so numerous and varied in direction that the rocky coast is divided into thousands of island blocks, some large & mountainous while others a merely rocky points or rock reefs, menacing navigation. These are called skerries. The term skerry is derived from the old Norse sker, which means a rock in the sea. For other uses, see Reef (disambiguation). ... Look up skerry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ...


Skerries are most commonly formed at the outlet of fjords where submerged glacially formed valleys at right angles with the coast join with other cross valleys in a complex array. The island fringe of Norway is such a group of skerries (called a skjærgård); many of the cross fjords are so arranged that they parallel the coast and provide a protected channel behind an almost unbroken succession of mountainous islands and skerries. By this channel one can travel through a protected passage almost the entire 1,601.03 km route from Stavanger to North Cape, Norway. The Blindleia is a skerry-protected waterway that starts near Kristiansand in southern Norway, and continues past Lillesand. The Swedish coast along Bohuslän is likewise skerry guarded. The “inside passage” provides a similar route from Seattle, Washington to Skagway, Alaska. Yet another such skerry protected passage extends from the Straits of Magellan north for 800 km. County District Jæren Municipality NO-1103 Administrative centre Stavanger Mayor (1995-) Leif Johan Sevland (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 406 71 km² 68 km² 0. ... North Cape is the name of several capes: North Cape is a cape in Prince Edward Island, Canada North Cape is a cape in northern New Zealand North Cape is a cape in northern Norway, also known as Nordkapp The North Cape was a barge which ran aground in Rhode... Blindleia is an inland waterway that starts in Gamle Hellesund in HøvÃ¥g near Kristiansand in southern Norway, and continues past Lillesand. ... County District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Per Sigurd Sørensen(H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... Lillesand is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. ... , (Latin: Bahusia; Norwegian: BÃ¥huslen) is a province (landskap) in West Sweden (Västsverige). ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Skagway is a city located in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. ... The Strait of Magellan, near Punta Arenas The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. ...


False fjords

The differences in usage between the English and the Scandinavian languages have contributed to confusion in the use of the term fjord. Bodies of water which are clearly fjords in Scandinavian languages are not considered fjords in English; similarly bodies of water which would clearly not be fjords in the Scandinavian sense have been named or suggested to be fjords. Examples of this confused usage follow.


The Gulf of Kotor in Montenegro has been suggested by some to be a fjord, but is in fact a drowned river canyon or ria. Similarly the Lim bay in Istria, Croatia, is sometimes called "Lim fjord" although it is not actually a fjord carved by glacial erosion but instead a ria dug by the river Pazinčica. The Croats call it Limski kanal which does not transliterate precisely to the English equivalent either. Historic map of the Gulf, 16th century Gulf of Kotor or the Bay of Kotor (Serbian and Croatian: Бока которска Boka kotorska, Italian: ) in western Montenegro is a winding bay on the Adriatic sea. ... This article is about the country in Europe. ... Georges River, in the southern suburbs of Sydney (Australia) is a ria, or drowned river valley. ... Look up lim, LIM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Istria (Croatian and Slovenian: Istra, Venetian and Italian: Istria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). ...


Limfjord in the north of Denmark is a fjord in the Scandinavian sense, but is not a fjord in the English sense. In English it would be called a channel, since it separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland. a bridge over Limfjord (Aalborg/Nørresundby) The Limfjord is a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of Jutland Peninsula. ... In physical geography, a channel is the physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks. ... Flag of Vendsyssel. ... Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland; German: Jütland; Frisian Jutlân; Low German Jötlann) is the western, continental part of Denmark as well as one of the three historical Lands of Denmark, dividing the North Sea from the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. ...


While the long fjord-like bays of the New England coast are sometimes referred to as "fiards", the only glacially-formed fjord-like feature in New England is Somes Sound in Maine. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Entrance of Somes Sound, Mount Desert Island, Maine (1855) by Fitz Hugh Lane Somes Sound is a body of water running deep into Mount Desert Island, the main site of Acadia National Park in Maine, United States. ...


The fjords in Finnmark (Norway), which are fjords in the Scandinavian sense of the term, are considered by some [Who?] to be false fjords. Although glacially formed, most Finnmark fjords lack the classic hallmark steep-sided valleys of the more southerly Norwegian fjords since the glacial pack was deep enough to cover even the high grounds when they were formed. County NO-20 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Vadsø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 1 48,618 km² 15. ...


Some Norwegian freshwater lakes which have formed in long glacially carved valleys with terminal moraines blocking the outlet follow the Norwegian naming convention; they are named fjords. Outside of Norway, the three western arms of New Zealand's Lake Te Anau are named North Fiord, Middle Fiord and South Fiord. Another freshwater "fjord" in a larger lake is Baie Fine, located on the northeastern coast of Georgian Bay of Lake Huron in Ontario. Western Brook Pond, in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, is also often described as a fjord, but is actually a freshwater lake cut off from the sea, so is not a fjord in the English sense of the term. Such lakes are sometimes called "fjord lakes". Okanagan Lake was the first North American lake to be so described, in 1962. The bedrock there has been eroded up to 650 m below sea level, which is 2000 m below the surrounding regional topography - deeper than the Grand Canyon.[1] Moraine is the general term for debris of all sorts originally transported by glaciers or ice sheets that have since melted away. ... Lake Te Anau On Lake Te Anau Lake Te Anau Lake Te Anau is located in the south-western corner of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Ipperwash Beach, Lake Huron. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Western Brook Pond. ... Okanagan Lake is a large, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the canyon in the southwestern United States. ...


Fjords in culture and history

Fjord horse

There is an ancient breed of horse from the western Norway fjord regions called the fjord horse. Fjord The Fjord horse (known in Norway as a fjording) is a rather short but very strong breed of horse from the mountainous regions of western Norway. ...


Fjords in literature and popular culture

There are many minor characters in the 5-part fictional trilogy The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... Palin, Cleese and the dead parrot, from And Now For Something Completely Different. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... Systematics (but see below) Family Cacatuidae (cockatoos) Subfamily Microglossinae (Palm Cockatoo) Subfamily Calyptorhynchinae (dark cockatoos) Subfamily Cacatuinae (white cockatoos) Family Psittacidae (true parrots) Subfamily Loriinae (lories and lorikeets) Subfamily Psittacinae (typical parrots and allies) Tribe Arini (American psittacines) Tribe Cyclopsitticini (fig parrots) Tribe Micropsittini (pygmy parrots) Tribe Nestorini (kakas and... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ... World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. ...

References

  1. ^ Nasmith, Hugh (1962), Late glacial history and surficial deposits of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada: BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

See also

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