Story: Geomorphology – a history

Roche moutonnées

Roche moutonnées

These ice-scoured rock knobs, called roche moutonnées (literally, 'rock sheep'), are evidence of past glacial activity. Published in Charles Cotton’s The geomorphology of New Zealand (1922), this scene is in the Waimakariri valley, North Canterbury.

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Reference: Charles Cotton, Geomorphology. Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1942, fig. 292
Photograph by R. Speight

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - The extent of glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13111/roche-moutonnees (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 24 Sep 2007