GCSE Ice on Land Case Studies

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Where is the Grosser Aletsch Glacier?
Switzerland, Swiss Alps. North of Rhone Valley
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Current Length of the Glacier?
23km
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Retreating since:
1860
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Height and Length lost since 1860?
Height: 200m Length: 3km
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Evidence for Retreat:
1) Satellite images 2) photos 3) direct observation 4) rock markings 5) landscape features
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Causes for Retreat:
Less snow and higher temperatures (bigger zone of ablation)
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Where is Jungfrau?
Switzerland
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Postivie Economic Impacts of Tourism:
1) More jobs 2) Farmers have money to supplement low wages 3) Businesses open from facilities
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Negative Economic Impacts of Tourism:
1) Major hotels take money out of area 2) Decline in farming
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Positive Social Impacts of Tourism
1) Less outward-migration 2) Locals can use facilities 3) More jobs 4) Easier access around mountain
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Negative Social Impacts of Tourism:
1) Overcrowding 2) Traditional ways of life pressured 3) Locals paid less
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Negative Environmental Impacts of Tourism:
1) Higher avalanche risk 2) Bare slopes 3) Trees damaged 4) Litter 5) More traffic 6) Habitats destroyed
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Management of Tourism in Jungfrau:
1) Car access restricted 2) Transport run on clean electricity 3) Waste collections 4) Areas of bare slope fenced off 5) Surveys after each skii season
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Current Length of the Glacier?

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23km

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Retreating since:

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Height and Length lost since 1860?

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Evidence for Retreat:

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