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Surface Water

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cirques
bowl-shaped depressions or hollows found near mountain peaks
fjords
cirques that have been flooded with ocean water and are now found below sea level
drumlins
smooth canoe-shaped hills left by a passing glacier
till
Unsorted rocky debris that is formed by a melting glacier
eskers
Winding ridges of sand and small bits of gravel formed from the outwash of a melting glacier
kames
Small hills that are formed from deposits left by streams on the surface of a glacier
kettles
Holes formed by huge blocks of glacier that have been burrowed into the ground
lateral moraines
ridges of rock debris formed along the sides of a moving glacier
terminal moraines
ridges of rock debris formed in front of a moving glacier
ground moraines
abrasive elements carried in the bottom of a frozen glacier
firm
a form of ice
moving surface water
includes sources such as rivers, streams, creeks, and springs
standing surface water
found in structures that include lakes, ponds, and swamps
electrodialysis
the process in which electricity is passed through salt water for the purpose of desalinating the water; alsoIons in saltwater are separated, leaving fresh water
distillation
the process of boiling seawater and recondensing the steam
freezing
The process of _______ squeezes the salt out of salt water.
continental
Broad thick sheets of ice that are common in Antarctica and Greenland. It is found in most of the Polar Region.
ice caps
Continental Glaciers
valley
a long, narrow glacier that forms between mountains. They are common in the Alps and Andes.
crevasses
cracks in the ice that forms a glacier
moraines
ridges of rock debris formed by a moving glacier