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5 Matching questions

  1. abrasion
  2. longitudinal dunes
  3. cirque lake (tarn)
  4. 7
  5. transverse dunes
  1. a dunes: steady winds, lots of sand, no vegetation, series of troughs, ridges perpendicular, up to 200 meters tall
  2. b dunes: long ridges of sand that form parallel to the prevailing wind and where sand supplies are moderate
  3. c process by ice and its load of rock fragments sliding over bedrock, and they function like sand paper to polish the surface (friction)
  4. d when a cirque fills with water (created in mountains)
  5. e # of john hancock (if stacked on top of each other) would equal the amount of ft the glaciers covered 15,000 years ago over boston

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. mounds/ridges of sand blown from the wind
  2. any material that is pushed by a glacier is known as a ___________________
  3. valley glaciers that reach the valley floor and spread out
  4. a ridge of till formed where two glaciers form together
  5. deposits of wind blown silt

5 True/False questions

  1. cross-bedslarge cracks in the surface of a glacier caused by uneven movement are known as _______________ (can reach a depth of 165 feet)


  2. erraticthe fluid like movement of a glacier can be described as ___________


  3. crescentic gouge1 individual half moon shaped fracture on glaciated rock


  4. pleistocene epochkettle that fills with water (ex. Walden Pond)


  5. lateral morainesridges of till that are left along the sides as a glacier flows


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