Factors influencing speed ice moves and Weathering and Erosion

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Factors influencing the speed ice moves:

-Steepness of slope = More kinetic energy so it speeds up the movement.

-Permeability of the surface = More rainwater that can soak into the surface, more likely it will move.

-Temperature = Warmer it is, the more likely glacial slippage will occur.

-Thickness of ice = More pressure so more water at bedrock, so slippage is more likely to occur.

-Amount of meltwater = Less friction so will move much faster.

-Proximity of equilibrium line = Extensional flow occurs so the closer to the equilibrium line the faster it will go.

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