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What happens when the glacier melts in a cirque?

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What happens when the glacier melts in a cirque?

Depressed Transformation:

Because of their immense size, glaciers transform the regions through which they traverse. These mass ice structures are formed from compacted and crystallized snows. As they build and grow, they move.

Answer and Explanation:

When a cirque forms and after a glacier retreats from the region, the cirque will become an alpine lake.

A cirque is a depression that forms after an...

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