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U-shaped valley in Glacier Naitional Pairk, Montana

In geology, a valley or dale is a depression that is langer than it is wide.

The terms U-shaped an V-shaped are descriptive terms o geografie tae characterize the furm o valleys. Maist valleys belang tae ane o thir twa main types or a mixtur o them, (at least) wi respect o the cross section o the slopes or hillsides.