Cold environments, key terms 1

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Processes and landforms associated with the action of glacial meltwater.
FLUVIOGLACIAL
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A tongue-shaped mass of ice moving slowly down a valley.
GLACIAL
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The common term for the period when there were major cold phases known as glacials, and ice sheets covered large areas of the world.
ICE AGE
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A body of ice covering at least 50,000km.
ICE SHEET
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Processes and landforms associated with the fringe of, the area near to, an ice sheet or glacier.
PERIGLACIAL
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A climatic and vegetation type found in the most northerly parts of Eurasia and North America.
TUNDRA
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The point at which there is always permanent snow cover.
SNOW LINE
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_________ glaciers melt in summer, releasing huge amounts of meltwater.
TEMPERATE
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_____ glaciers occur in areas where the temperature is constantly below 0, and therefore no melting occurs.
POLAR
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A tongue-shaped mass of ice moving slowly down a valley.

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GLACIAL

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The common term for the period when there were major cold phases known as glacials, and ice sheets covered large areas of the world.

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A body of ice covering at least 50,000km.

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Processes and landforms associated with the fringe of, the area near to, an ice sheet or glacier.

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