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Geology 101 Glaciers and Ice Age

by: Natalee Stanton

Geology 101 Glaciers and Ice Age 101-017

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Date Created: 03/29/16
GEOL 101: Glaciers and Ice Ages  I. Milankovitch cycle  ­ Orbital variations of the Earth ­ Effect the incidence of solar radiation o Eccentricity  o Tilt  o Precession  II. Glaciers   Glacier – moving body of ice that forms form accumulation and compaction of  snow o 10% of earth’s land surface is covered by glaciers  o Most effective agents of erosion  ­ Two Glacier Types  1. Valley (alpine) – form in the cold heights of the mountains, where snow  accumulates usually in preexisting valleys, and they flow down the bedrock  valley 2. Continual – extremely slow moving, thick sheets of ice that cover  ­ How glaciers form  o Low temps – to keep snow on the ground year­round  High altitudes   High latitudes  o Large amounts of show   Snow – granular ice – firm (practically melted snow flakes)   Ablation – total amount of ice that a glacier losses each year  o These great ice burgs   Sublimation – solid becomes a gas (doesn’t go into a liquid)  III. Evidence of erosion   Striation – are grooves created by rocks scratching against bedrock at the base  of a glacier o  Are evidence of the direction of ice movement  ­ U shaped valleys  ­ Heads of a glacial valleys   Moraines­ accumulation of rocky, sand, and clayey material carried and  deposited by ice  Sample Exam Questions Which of the following do we think had most significantly changed the carbon cycle over  the past 150 years? a. Burial of organic carbon b. Burning of fossil fuels c. Deposition of carbon – rich sediments d. Volcanism  How much of the land surface is covered by ice? a. Approximately 10% b. Approximately 50% c. Approximately 30% d. Approximately 80% Which of the following would cause sea level to rise  a. Melting of a very large iceberg b. Melting of the Ross ice shelf c. Melting of the Greenland ice cap d. All of the above  Which of the following is an extremely slow­moving sheet of ice that covers vast land  areas?  a. An arête  b. A continental glacier c. An ice shelf d. A valley glacier 


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