Glaciers

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  • Created on: 14-05-13 11:40
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  • Glacial Environments
    • Processes
      • Plucking
        • Ripping out of material
      • Abrasion
        • An effect like sandpaper
        • Erosion of the bedrock by material carried in glacier
      • Freeze-thaw
        • fracture of rock by the continuing freezing and melting of ice in rock cracks
      • Chemical weathering
        • Water reacting with minerals
    • Features
      • Corries
        • Arm chair shaped hollow
      • Arete
        • Sharp ridge
      • Pyramidal peak
        • Formed by 3 or more corries on the side of a mountain
        • Shaped like a pyramid
      • Tarn
        • lake formed inside a corrie
      • Hanging valley
        • a small valley formed by a smaller glacier that is found on the side of the wall of thelarger valley
      • Moraine
        • Glacial deposits that have been moved
      • Scree
        • sediment collected at the foot of cliffs that have broken off
    • Case Studies
      • Alaska
        • exploitation of resources
      • Antartica
        • Tourism
        • managing a cold environment
      • Alps
        • Ski tourism
        • Sustainable management

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