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39 terms
Glaciers
glacier
sublimate
firn
snowline
moving body of ice that forms from the accumulation and compa…
process in which a solid changed directly into a gas
well-packed snow that survives a summer melting season
the lowest topographic limit of year-round snow cover
glacier
moving body of ice that forms from the accumulation and compa…
sublimate
process in which a solid changed directly into a gas
9 terms
Glaciers
glacier
continental glacier
ice age
valley glacier
a large mass of moving ice or snow on land
a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island
time in the past when continental glaciers covered large part…
a long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
glacier
a large mass of moving ice or snow on land
continental glacier
a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island
13 terms
GLACIERS!
glacier
continental glacier
glacial plucking
glacial abrasion
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
a glacier that covers a large area of land and flows outward…
the process by which a glacier picks up rocks and other mater…
rocks held within a glacier scrape and grind the bedrock
glacier
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
continental glacier
a glacier that covers a large area of land and flows outward…
12 terms
Glaciers
Till
drumlin
continental glacier
valley glacier
An unsorted and unstratified accumulation of glacial sediment…
A hill shaped deposit of till. The shape of these features re…
a glacier that covers a large part of a continent and can smo…
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
Till
An unsorted and unstratified accumulation of glacial sediment…
drumlin
A hill shaped deposit of till. The shape of these features re…
23 terms
Glaciers
Glacier
Zone of Accumulation
Zone of Ablation
Equilibrium Line
A large mass of naturally formed ice on land that moves downh…
Where ice builds up in a glacier because snowfall is greater…
Where the ice melts in a glacier because snowfall is less tha…
The line dividing the zone of accumulation and zone of ablation
Glacier
A large mass of naturally formed ice on land that moves downh…
Zone of Accumulation
Where ice builds up in a glacier because snowfall is greater…
12 terms
Glaciers
glacier
plucking
U-shaped valley
glacial till
A large body ice formed from compacted snow. It is slowly flo…
The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows ove…
The shape of a valley formed by the erosion of a glacier.
Sediment deposited directly by a glacier. The sediments come…
glacier
A large body ice formed from compacted snow. It is slowly flo…
plucking
The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows ove…
10 terms
Glaciers
Terminal Moraine
Glacier
Moraine
Recessional Moraine
A depositional feature that marks the farthest point that the…
Huge, slow moving ice that is formed when there is more snow…
Large deposits of glacial till (unsorted sediment) that forms…
Mix of sand, gravel and rock that is deposited as the ice fro…
Terminal Moraine
A depositional feature that marks the farthest point that the…
Glacier
Huge, slow moving ice that is formed when there is more snow…
Glaciers
alpine glacier
arete
cirque
drumlin
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instan…
a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
a bowl-shaped basin in a mountain
Smooth hill composed of till
alpine glacier
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instan…
arete
a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
8 terms
glaciers
glacier
U shaped valley
horn,cirque,arete
glacial drift
huge piece of moving ice
when a glacier erodes a river valley
they are points ,places,and thing
sand rocks and stuff
glacier
huge piece of moving ice
U shaped valley
when a glacier erodes a river valley
27 terms
Glaciers
Types of Glaciers
Formation of glaciers
Snowline
Temperate Glacier
-Valley (Alpine)... -Continental Ice Sheet... -Ice Caps... -Piedmont
Must accumulate more snow in the winter than it melts in the…
-Elevation above which is permanent snowfall... -Boundary betwee…
Ice is near pressure melting point
Types of Glaciers
-Valley (Alpine)... -Continental Ice Sheet... -Ice Caps... -Piedmont
Formation of glaciers
Must accumulate more snow in the winter than it melts in the…
23 terms
Glaciers
Glacier
Zone of Accumulation
Zone of Ablation
Equilibrium Line
A large mass of naturally formed ice on land that moves downh…
Where ice builds up in a glacier because snowfall is greater…
Where the ice melts in a glacier because snowfall is less tha…
The line dividing the zone of accumulation and zone of ablation
Glacier
A large mass of naturally formed ice on land that moves downh…
Zone of Accumulation
Where ice builds up in a glacier because snowfall is greater…
12 terms
Glaciers
Glacier formation
Glacier Movement
Arete
Striations
Glaciers form when snow piles up year after year (and doesn't…
Glaciers move due to gravity and the weight of the glacier.
a ridge-like mountain formed by 2 glaciers moving parallel on…
groove/scratches in rock ... striations are made from glaciers c…
Glacier formation
Glaciers form when snow piles up year after year (and doesn't…
Glacier Movement
Glaciers move due to gravity and the weight of the glacier.
12 terms
Glaciers
Till
drumlin
continental glacier
valley glacier
An unsorted and unstratified accumulation of glacial sediment…
A hill shaped deposit of till. The shape of these features re…
a glacier that covers a large part of a continent and can smo…
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
Till
An unsorted and unstratified accumulation of glacial sediment…
drumlin
A hill shaped deposit of till. The shape of these features re…
13 terms
GLACIERS!
glacier
continental glacier
glacial plucking
glacial abrasion
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
a glacier that covers a large area of land and flows outward…
the process by which a glacier picks up rocks and other mater…
rocks held within a glacier scrape and grind the bedrock
glacier
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
continental glacier
a glacier that covers a large area of land and flows outward…
10 terms
Glaciers
Terminal Moraine
Glacier
Moraine
Recessional Moraine
A depositional feature that marks the farthest point that the…
Huge, slow moving ice that is formed when there is more snow…
Large deposits of glacial till (unsorted sediment) that forms…
Mix of sand, gravel and rock that is deposited as the ice fro…
Terminal Moraine
A depositional feature that marks the farthest point that the…
Glacier
Huge, slow moving ice that is formed when there is more snow…
27 terms
Glaciers
Moraine
Esker
Kettle (without water)... Kettle Lakes (…
Outwash Plain
A ridge of unsorted glacial till deposited along a glacial edge
forms when till was deposited from a stream which once flowed…
forms when chunks of ice broke away from a retreating glacier…
forms when water mixed with till is deposited in front of the…
Moraine
A ridge of unsorted glacial till deposited along a glacial edge
Esker
forms when till was deposited from a stream which once flowed…
47 terms
Glaciers
alpine glacier
arete
cirque
drumlin
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instan…
a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
a bowl-shaped basin in a mountain
Smooth hill composed of till
alpine glacier
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instan…
arete
a sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains
Glaciers
moraine
glacier
kettle
ridge
A ridge or long hill that was once the side or edge of a glac…
Giant sheets of ice formed in valleys. They changed the Wisco…
A scooped out area that was filled with a large block of ice…
A line of mountains or high peaks
moraine
A ridge or long hill that was once the side or edge of a glac…
glacier
Giant sheets of ice formed in valleys. They changed the Wisco…
Glaciers
Glacier
Continental Glacier
Valley Glacier
Plucking
is any large mass of ice and snow that moves slowly over land.
is a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.…
is a long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice buildu…
Beneath a glacier, the weight of the ice can break rocks apar…
Glacier
is any large mass of ice and snow that moves slowly over land.
Continental Glacier
is a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.…
14 terms
Glaciers
glacial till
freeze-thaw weathering
erosion
plucking
Rock, stones, sand and clay deposited by melting glaciers.
Melt water at the base of the glacier flow into cracks, freez…
Glaciers pick up and move rock and take it along as they adva…
As it flows downhill a glacier picks up and pulls with it roc…
glacial till
Rock, stones, sand and clay deposited by melting glaciers.
freeze-thaw weathering
Melt water at the base of the glacier flow into cracks, freez…
GLACIERS
ABRASION
ALPINE GLACIERS
ARETE
CIRQUE
The grinding and scraping of a rock surface by the friction a…
A glacier confined to a mountain valley. Which in most instan…
A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated va…
An amphitheater--shaped basin at the head of a glacier valley…
ABRASION
The grinding and scraping of a rock surface by the friction a…
ALPINE GLACIERS
A glacier confined to a mountain valley. Which in most instan…
12 terms
Glaciers
esker
kettle lake
kame
drumlin
esker
kettle lake
15 terms
Glaciers
Alpine Glacier:
Continental Glacier:
Drumlin:
Erratic:
Glacier on a mountain
A glacier covering vast area
Tear shaped pile of debris left by a glacier
Large boulder left by a glacier
Alpine Glacier:
Glacier on a mountain
Continental Glacier:
A glacier covering vast area
47 terms
Glaciers
Glacier
Formation of Glaciers
Snow Line
Firn
A large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the i…
Can only occur in areas where more snow falls than melts
The lowest elevation where snow occurs in the summer
A rough granular ice material composed of about 20-30% air bu…
Glacier
A large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the i…
Formation of Glaciers
Can only occur in areas where more snow falls than melts
15 terms
GLACIERS!
glacier
valley glacier
continental glacier
ice age
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
a glacier that covers a large area of land and flows outward…
times in the past when continental glaciers covered large par…
glacier
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
valley glacier
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
14 terms
Glaciers
Arete
Glacier
A horn
A drumlin
A ridge that separates two adjoining cirques
A large piece of ice that forms when snow collects and packs…
When three or more cirques meet and form a pyramid shape, thi…
A long, canoe shaped mound of till formed by an advancing gla…
Arete
A ridge that separates two adjoining cirques
Glacier
A large piece of ice that forms when snow collects and packs…
14 terms
Glaciers!!
arête
moraine
terminal moraine
glacial erratic
a long, sharp mountain ridge separating two glacial valleys
long ridges made of till
a ridge of till marking the former place of a glacier
boulder, transported by ice, that's not weathered/eroded from…
arête
a long, sharp mountain ridge separating two glacial valleys
moraine
long ridges made of till
13 terms
Glaciers
dense
sediment
moraine
erosion
thick, solid
tiny pieces of rock
hills or mounds that are formed by sediment left behind by gl…
to wear away by moving
dense
thick, solid
sediment
tiny pieces of rock
17 terms
Glaciers
glacier
cirque glaciers
valley glaciers
ice caps
moving body of ice that forms from the accumulation and compa…
create and occupy semicircular basins on mountainsides, usual…
flow in preexisting stream valleys
form at the tops of mountains
glacier
moving body of ice that forms from the accumulation and compa…
cirque glaciers
create and occupy semicircular basins on mountainsides, usual…
12 terms
Glaciers
glacier
plucking
U-shaped valley
glacial till
A large body ice formed from compacted snow. It is slowly flo…
The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows ove…
The shape of a valley formed by the erosion of a glacier.
Sediment deposited directly by a glacier. The sediments come…
glacier
A large body ice formed from compacted snow. It is slowly flo…
plucking
The process by which a glacier picks up rocks as it flows ove…
11 terms
Glaciers
glaciers
surface
frozen
cirque
glaciers
surface
11 terms
Glaciers
Glacier
Continental Glacier
Valley Glacier
Plucking
A large mass of ice that moves slowly over land.
A glacier that covers much of continent or large island.
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
A glacier that picks up rocks in its process of moving over t…
Glacier
A large mass of ice that moves slowly over land.
Continental Glacier
A glacier that covers much of continent or large island.
14 terms
Glaciers
glacier
snow line
valley glacier
continental glacier
the large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the…
is the lowest elevation at which the layer of permanent snow…
glacier that moves within valley walls
glacier that covers a large part of a continent
glacier
the large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the…
snow line
is the lowest elevation at which the layer of permanent snow…
13 terms
Glaciers
glacier
Alpine glaciers
Continental glaciers
ice shelf
A large mass of moving ice and snow on land
glaciers that form in mountainous areas
glaciers that spread across continents
ice is attached to the ice sheet but resting on open water
glacier
A large mass of moving ice and snow on land
Alpine glaciers
glaciers that form in mountainous areas
14 terms
Glaciers
ablation
abrasion
arete
corrie
Loss of glacial ice through melting, sublimation, or calving
A wearing away or rubbing away by friction.
A jagged, narrow ridge that separates two adjacent glacier va…
A deep depression on a hillside with a steep back wall, often…
ablation
Loss of glacial ice through melting, sublimation, or calving
abrasion
A wearing away or rubbing away by friction.
10 terms
glaciers
U shaped valley
Alpine glacier
Continental glacier
canyon
valle formado por glaciales
glacial que forma U-shaped valle
glacial gigante que deja la tierra plana
cañon, formado por erosion
U shaped valley
valle formado por glaciales
Alpine glacier
glacial que forma U-shaped valle
12 terms
Glaciers
Continental glacier
Valley glacier
glacier
u shaped valley
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island, mo…
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
Any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land
A valley shaped by glaciers
Continental glacier
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island, mo…
Valley glacier
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
20 terms
glaciers
air mass
aquifer
atmosphere
atmospheric pressure
a large body of air throughout which temperature and moisture…
a body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows…
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet, moon, or other ce…
the force per unit area that is exerted on a surface by the w…
air mass
a large body of air throughout which temperature and moisture…
aquifer
a body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows…
Glaciers
Horn
Cirque
Valley Glacier
Continental Glacier
Sharp peak formed from erosion
Large bowl shaped depression formed by glacier erosion
Glacier that forms in between mountains
A glacier that forms mostly on a continent
Horn
Sharp peak formed from erosion
Cirque
Large bowl shaped depression formed by glacier erosion
12 terms
Glaciers
continental glacier
valley glacier
ice ages
How do glaciers form?
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
The times in the past when continental glaciers covered large…
Glaciers can form only in an area where more snow falls then…
continental glacier
A glacier that covers much of a continent or large island.
valley glacier
A long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice build up…
18 terms
Glaciers
Zone of Wastage or Zone of Ablation
Zone of Accumulation
Alpine Glacier
Continental Glacier
The zone of wastage is below the snowline where more melting…
region of glacier above the snowline in which snow accumulate…
Alpine glaciers, also known as mountain glaciers or cirque gl…
Continental/ice sheet glaciers exist over a large part of a c…
Zone of Wastage or Zone of Ablation
The zone of wastage is below the snowline where more melting…
Zone of Accumulation
region of glacier above the snowline in which snow accumulate…
21 terms
Glaciers
glacier
snow line
firn
valley glacier
the large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the…
is the lowest elevation at which the layer of permanent snow…
buried snow becomes crystallized into rough granular ice mate…
glacier that moves within valley walls
glacier
the large mass of compacted snow and ice that moves under the…
snow line
is the lowest elevation at which the layer of permanent snow…
28 terms
Glaciers
Basal Sliding
Calving
Cirques
Crevasses
the movement of a glacier that depends on the pull of gravity…
ice chunks breaking off the front of glaciers that end in a b…
bowl-shaped depressions that may be left on mountains after g…
large cracks that may form in the brittle surface of glaciers
Basal Sliding
the movement of a glacier that depends on the pull of gravity…
Calving
ice chunks breaking off the front of glaciers that end in a b…
9 terms
glaciers
Glacier
crique
arete
horn
A big body of very dense ice.
A cirque is a bowl shaped depression eroded in the head of a…
A sharp mountain ridge.
A pointed mountain pyramid shaped.
Glacier
A big body of very dense ice.
crique
A cirque is a bowl shaped depression eroded in the head of a…
8 terms
Glaciers
glacier
U-shaped bowl
Horns,Cirques,Aretes
Glacial drift
glacier
U-shaped bowl
5 terms
Glaciers
continental glacier
Ice Age
Valley Glacier
Plucking
a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island
times when continental glacier have covered larger parts of E…
long narrow glacier that forms when snow and once build-up hi…
As a glacier flows over the land, it picks up rocks
continental glacier
a glacier that covers much of a continent or large island
Ice Age
times when continental glacier have covered larger parts of E…
8 terms
glaciers
Till
Moraine
stratified drift
kettle
unsorted rock material deposited by a melting glacier
form ridges along the edge of glaciers
the rocks form a sorted deposit
a block block of ice left in a out wash with sediment buildin…
Till
unsorted rock material deposited by a melting glacier
Moraine
form ridges along the edge of glaciers
Glaciers
Rove
Glacial Erattics
Glacial Striation
Glaciers
Wander with no apparent destination
Something that doesn't belong
Scratches in the bedrock left from glaciers
Big rocky peice of icey ice iceness
Rove
Wander with no apparent destination
Glacial Erattics
Something that doesn't belong
8 terms
Glaciers!
Rove
Glacial Erratics
Striations
Deep Sea mud/ice CORE
To travel constantly without a fixed direction
Boulder that does not fit in with its surroundings
Scratches in bedrock left by glaciers
Used to read history of earth's temperature
Rove
To travel constantly without a fixed direction
Glacial Erratics
Boulder that does not fit in with its surroundings
8 terms
Glaciers
To rove
Erratic
Straitions
Glacier
To travel constantly without a fixed destination
Big weird rock, out of place.
Scratches/weird marks on the rocks
Big chunk of ice, and cold
To rove
To travel constantly without a fixed destination
Erratic
Big weird rock, out of place.
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