Flint, Richard F. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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A segment of a troughlike glaciated valley partly filled by an arm of the sea. It differs from other glaciated valleys only in the fact of submergence. The floors of many fiords are elongate basins excavated in bedrock, and in consequence are shallower at the fiord mouths than in the inland direction. The seaward rims of such basins represent lessening of glacial erosion at the coastline, where the former glacier ceased to be confined by valley walls and could spread laterally. Some rims are heightened by glacial drift deposited upon them in the form of an end moraine.
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