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Basic information on glaciers

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Basic information on glaciers Geology 101

Desiree Notetaker
Cal State Fullerton
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Information covered on glaciers for the test
Understanding The Earth
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Geology, Glaciers, Test material, Vocabulary
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Date Created: 01/24/16
GLACIERS Permanent, moving ice; Does not melt annually They flow downhill, driven by gravity and its own weight. Types of Glaciers:  Alpine (Valley) Glaciers  Continental (Ice sheet) Glaciers Accumulation zone: Top of the glacier Ablation zone: Bottom of glacier They form land, undergo internal deformation and create glacial landforms Flow plastically and different parts of the glacier move at different rates (flow is slowest at the base) Glaciers leave scratch marks on rocks Additions of snow and ice add weight that pushes the glacier downhill Ablation (melting) causes apparent retreat of the glacier and deposition of sediment, called till Glacial Erosion Abrasion produces: Rock flours –pulverized rock- and glacial striations –grooves in bedrock Land forms are created by erosion, such as Glaciated Valleys Glaciers cave their own U-shaped valleys EVIDENCE OF GLACIERS  Erratics –boulders carried by ice  Landforms, such as Moraines –landform made of till  Horn  Cirques  Arête  Truncated spurs  Glacial deposits  Sediments, such as Till and Stratified drift


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