valley bulging

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An upward arching of the bedrock along the axis of a valley. It may not be visible at the ground surface due to subsequent erosion, but it is revealed by the distortion of the geologic structure. It may be due to frost heave, or to the compressive forces set up when two opposing valley sides approach each other.

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