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Ice on the Land Geography

Glacial Erosion
The weight of the ice in a glacier causes it to advance
(move downhill), eroding the landscape as it moves
The movement of the ice erodes the landscape in two
main ways:
o Plucking ­ Melt water at the base, back or

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Landforms from Glacial Erosion
An arête is a steep sided ridge form when two glaciers flow in parallel valleys. The glaciers
erode the valley sides, `sharpening' the ridge between them

Pyramidal Peak
A pyramidal peak is a pointed mountain peak with at least three…

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Glacial Transport and Deposition
Glaciers can move material such as rocks and earth over very large distances, known as
Material transported by a glacier is either suspended in it, on top of it or is pushed by the
glacier. Bulldozing is when the ice…

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Drumlins are large elongated hills of glacial deposits (till), which are round, blunt and steep
and the upstream (stoss) end, and tapered, pointed and gently sloping at the downstream
(lee slope) end
The largest drumlins can be over 1000m long, 500m wide and 50m…


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