Glaciation


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Where are glaciers found?
High latitude and high altitude
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The formation of glaciers and the process by which they shape the landscape around them is called:
glaciation.
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When rocks and stones become frozen to the base and sides of the glacier and are removed from the ground as the glacier moves this is called:
plucking.
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When rocks and stones, picked up by the glacier, are rubbed against the bedrock at the bottom and to the side of the glacier, this is called:
abrasion.
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When glacial water enters cracks in the rock around it and the temperature changes a continual process weakens the rock. This process is called:
freeze-thaw.
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Card 2

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The formation of glaciers and the process by which they shape the landscape around them is called:

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glaciation.

Card 3

Front

When rocks and stones become frozen to the base and sides of the glacier and are removed from the ground as the glacier moves this is called:

Back

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Card 4

Front

When rocks and stones, picked up by the glacier, are rubbed against the bedrock at the bottom and to the side of the glacier, this is called:

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

When glacial water enters cracks in the rock around it and the temperature changes a continual process weakens the rock. This process is called:

Back

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