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[Solved] In geography, what is a “tarn”?
…1. An oddly-shaped rock 2. A steep hill 3. A type of cloud 4. A small mountain lake
A small mountain lake – A tarn is a small mountain lake that forms in bowl-shaped valleys carved out by glaciers, known as cirques. Once the glacier has melted away, rainwater or river water flows into the depression left by the glacier, creating a tarn (also known as a rock-basin lake). Some tarns have glacial moraines at one end (accumulations of dirt and rocks) that keeps the water in place. The term “tarn” is derived from an Old Norse term meaning “pond,” and people in northern England continue to use the word to describe all ponds.:
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