Glacier Vocab

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Ice Age
A time when the earth's average temperature was lower than normal and Glaciers formed
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Glacier
A river of ice
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Plucking
The way that material is pulled from a landscape by a glacier
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Abrasion
The way a glacier scrapes away material from a rock face
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Freeze Thaw
Where water gets into a crack in the rock, freezes up making it bigger then the ice melts and freezes again until the rock breaks off
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Crevasse
A crack in a glacier which can be hundreds of meters deep
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Till
A mixture of clay, rocks, sand and other sediments dropped by a glacier
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Moraine
Material dropped by a glacier
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Erratic
A large rock, different from the rest, which has been moved by a glacier
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Drumlin
A long smooth hill shaped like the back of a spoon and it was created by a glacier
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Corrie
A hollow in the hills where the glacier started
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Tarn
A lake found in a corrie
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Arête
A sharp mountain ridge formed by a glacier
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Pyramidal Peak
A sharp peak on a mountain formed by a glacier eg. Mount Everest
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U Shaped Valley
A valley shaped like a letter U carved out by a glacier
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Hanging Valley
A valley that hangs above a bigger one. If it contains a river, it will fall as a waterfall
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A river of ice

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Glacier

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The way that material is pulled from a landscape by a glacier

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Card 4

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The way a glacier scrapes away material from a rock face

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Card 5

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Where water gets into a crack in the rock, freezes up making it bigger then the ice melts and freezes again until the rock breaks off

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