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2. what is a kame?

  • a layer of material
  • stratified mounds of material
  • a band
  • recessional push

3. What is a drumlin

  • an object by the side of the snout
  • an oval shaped hill
  • a series of stratified mounds of material alongside a glacier
  • A musical instrument

4. How does ice formation start?

  • the mass changes colour from white, indicating the presence of air, to a bluish colour, indicating that the air has been largely expelled.
  • Te snow accumulates, compression by the upper layers gradually turns the lower snow into a more compact form known as firn or neve.
  • Snow falls as flakes, which have an open, feathery structure that traps air.
  • air is progressively squeezed out of the lower snow by the weight of the upper layers and after a period of some years a mass of solid ice develops – where there is no summer melting, this process takes longer.
  • Meltwater seeps into the gaps and then freezes – further compacting the mass.

5. what will happen if two corries develop together?

  • steep sided ridge between the two hollows called an arête
  • the central mass will survive as a pyramidal peak
  • you get a double episode


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