Cold environments

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Give examples of periglacial (tundra) regions
Northern Alaska and Canada, northern Scandinavia, Siberia and the islands of the Arctic Ocean such as Spitsbergen .
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Give examples of Alpine regions
Occur in Asia (Himalayas, Tibet plateau), Europe (Alps, Norwegian mountains), Australia (Southern Alps in New Zealand) and the Americas (Rockies, Cascades, Andes)
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Ice sheet
A body of ice covering an area of at least 50,000 km^2. Ice sheets are dome-shaped and the ice flows outward from the centre. Today, ice sheets cover Antarctica and Greenland, with smaller sheets (ice caps) -Iceland, Spitsbergen and Norway.
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Polar glaciers
They occur in areas where the temperature is permanently below 0 degrees celsius, and therefore no melting occurs. Movement is slower than in temperate glaciers as they are frozen to their beds and thus move mainly by internal flow.
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Glacier
A tongue- shaped mass of ice moving slowly down a valley
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Give examples of Alpine regions

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Occur in Asia (Himalayas, Tibet plateau), Europe (Alps, Norwegian mountains), Australia (Southern Alps in New Zealand) and the Americas (Rockies, Cascades, Andes)

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Ice sheet

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Polar glaciers

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Glacier

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