Fjord fēˈôrd,fyôrd

Fjord- a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

Most fjords have a v or u shape leading to a valley or river

A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor.

Most fjords are deeper than the adjacent sea; Sognefjord, Norway, reaches as much as 1,300 m (4,265 ft) below sea level. Fjords generally have bedrock at their mouth caused by the previous glacier's reduced erosion rate

Alaska has the most number of Fjords formed

Daniel Mintz


Created with images by Der_Wersianer - "troll fjord nimbly route gateway" • RachelH_ - "Sognefjord" • mozzercork - "norway fjord" • gorfor - "Fjord" • adactio - "Misty Fjords"

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