Glaciers

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: mollblake
  • Created on: 31-03-14 19:07
View mindmap
  • Geography - glaciers
    • Slow-moving rivers of ice
    • Formed in upland areas where snow accumulates to over 15m deep
    • Snow compressed to form ice (firn)
    • End of glacier is a snout
    • Gravity causes glaciers to flow downhill - 30cm a day
    • Crevasses are deep cracks in a glacier
    • Glacial surge is a rapid advance of a glacier - 10-100m a day
      • Caused by a build-up of meltwater which reduces friction

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Glacial landscapes and processes resources »