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Define the term ABLATION ZONE
an area where is lost because of melting and evaporation
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Define the term ABRASION
the erosion of a surface caused by pieces of rock carried in the wind
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Define the term ACCUMULATION ZONE
snow accumulates in hollows and builds up this is then turned to ice
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Define the term ADAPT
finding a way to live with a particular situation
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Define the term ALTITUDE
height above sea level
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Define the term ARETE
a sharp ridge formed where two corries cut back into a mountain
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Define the term ARID
very dry
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Define the term ASPECT
The way the mountain faces
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Define the term ASYLUM SEEKER
a person moving to escape war or persecution in their own county
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Define the term A8 COUNTRIES
countries that joined the EU in 2004
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Define the term BUTTE
samll isolated flat topped mountain
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Define the term BLOWOUT
large hollow scooped from the surface by the wind
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Define the term CANYON
deep steep sided valley
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Define the term CORRIE
steep sided hollow on a mountain depened by the action of ice
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Define the term CLIMATE CHANGE
variations in climate particularly temperature and rainfall
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Define the term COLTAN
conflict mineral mined in the DRC used in the manufacture of the iphone
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Define the term CONGESTION
when something becomes overcrowded
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Define the term CONSUMER
a person or country who buys or uses a product or service
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Define the term CONTINENTAL CRUST
a layer of rock which forms the continents
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Define the term CRAMPONS
spikes on a climbers boots
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Define the term ABRASION

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the erosion of a surface caused by pieces of rock carried in the wind

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Define the term ACCUMULATION ZONE

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Define the term ADAPT

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Define the term ALTITUDE

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