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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. piedmont glaciers
  2. hanging valleys
  3. zone of accumulation
  4. laurentide
  5. greenland
  1. a valleys created by a tributary glacier, that enters the main valley a great distance above the floor are known as ____________
  2. b zone in which snow accumulation and ice formation occur
  3. c during the last ice age the three ice sheets that covered north america were Cordilleran ,___________________, and Greenland
  4. d valley glaciers that reach the valley floor and spread out
  5. e during the last ice age the three ice sheets that covered north america were the Cordilleran , Laurentide , and __________________

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the tip of the end of an arete. it is cut by another glacier
  2. bands of light and dark snow on a glacier are known as ____________
  3. ______________ are created when a boulder is protecting the ice below it from ablation during sunny weather
  4. basins or depressions within the end moraines, outwash plains
  5. The cause of the most recent variable climate change and series of glacial episodes ("Ice Ages") is most probably related to

5 True/False questions

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


  2. ground moraineall the till that is left behind from a glacier


  3. ephemeral streamsstreams that only carry water in response to rainfall


  4. glaciera cone shaped deposit of sediment (formed by a river flowing over the surface of a glacier and into a crevasse


  5. Louis Agassizthe father of glaciology


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