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2. what do sandurs consist of?

  • water
  • material that was brought down by the glacier
  • chunks of glacier
  • sand only

3. What are the features of a cold glacier

  • a polar glacier is one in a pole area
  • these glaciers occur in areas where the temperature is permanently below 0°C, 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.
  • these glaciers melt in summer, releasing huge amounts of meltwater. This acts as a lubricant, reducing friction. Temperate glaciers move by basal flow, extending/compressing flow, creep and surges.

4. the effects of wind and water action can be seen in..?

  • smooth snow
  • grooved and polished rocks
  • esker shapes
  • pingos

5. what can be created from frost heave?

  • an esker
  • stone strips and polygons
  • an irregular permafrost pattern
  • squares and triangles


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