Glacier Landforms: Aretes, Horns & Cirques

Matterhorn, European AlpsThe Matterhorn in Switzerland was carved away by glacial erosion. —Unattributed photograph /NSIDC

Aretes and horns, Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, CanadaAretes and horns around Mounta Caubvick, Newfoundland, Canada. —Source: Natural Resources Canada. Photograph by Hazen Russel. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.

Cirque, Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, CanadaCirque on Cirque Mountain in the Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, Canada. —Source: Natural Resources Canada. Photograph by Hazen Russel. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.

Ice covered cirques, Transantarctic Mountains, AntarcticaIce covered cirques, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctic. —Source: Tom Lowell's Glacier Image Database, University of Cincinnati.