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by: Humberto Bosco DVM


Marketplace > Texas A&M University > Geology > GEOL 101 > PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
Humberto Bosco DVM
Texas A&M
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Mark Everett

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Humberto Bosco DVM on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOL 101 at Texas A&M University taught by Mark Everett in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see /class/225977/geol-101-texas-a-m-university in Geology at Texas A&M University.




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Date Created: 10/21/15
Chapter 21 Glaciers The Work of Ice 211 Ice is a rock with unique characteristics sedimentary rock deposited in layers at the surface igneous rock formed by the crystallization of a fluid metamorphic rock recrystallization under pressure very low melting temperature 0 C solid ice is buoyant relative to liquid water ice crystals show and interlocking metamorphic texture 212 Valley glaciers valley glaciers flow down mountains stream valleys 213 Calving occurs when valley glaciers reach the sea 215 Continental glaciers the Greenland ice sheet raised margins of continent due to weight of ice ice sheet is 3 km thick and occupies 80 of the land area of Greenland 216 Continental glaciers Antarctic ice sheet an ice sheet floats on water but is connected to the continental ice sheet Ross ice shelf is about the size of Texas 217 Glacier formation glacier formation requires yearround snow cover glaciers can be located close to equator mountains snow akes compact into glacial ice in 1020 years 218 Glacial budget ice losses vs ice gains zone of ablation melting iceberg calving sublimation equilibrium line is located where accumulation matches ablation a retreating glacier flows downhill but the ice front melts back 2110 Motion of glaciers 1 o 1 plastic ow plastic ow involves the motion of tiny ice crystals past each other friction at the base of the glacier leads to internal deformation 2 basal slip glacier slides as a single rigid block over a layer of water 2110 Motion of glaciers 2 o 1 Valley glaciers stakes show that motion is greatest at the top and center of the glacier 2 continental glaciers ice ows downward and outward from the thickest section pg 581 2113 lsostasy and sea level change ice oats at level where gravity force balances buoyancy force volume of water displaced equals volume of ice submerged sea level rises is ice on land either melts or slides into the ocean collapse of the ice shelves does not increase sea level 2116 3 2114 Glacial erosion features evidence for prior glaciation glaciers grind crush and scratch rocks as they flow a typical glaciated terrain 2116 3 2125 AampB Geological record of ancient glaciations glacial tillite Permian 300Ma glacial deposits from South Africa 2120 Pipelines


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