glaciers

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what happens in glacial erosion (explain)
plucking, freeze thaw, abrasion
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how do glaciers move
In the summer, meltwater lubricates the glacier enabling it to slide downhill. This type of movement which can be quite sudden is called basal slip. winter the glacier becomes frozen to the rocky surface and the weight makes it slide down
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how do glaciers transport material
in, on or under the ice and through buldozing
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what are the glacial erosion landforms
corries, aretes and pyramidal peaks, glacial trough, truncated spurs, hanging valleys, ribbon lakes,
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how are ribbon lakes formed
This happens when the ice becomes thicker after a tributary glacier has joined, or where a weaker band of rock has eroded more easily.
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how are corries formed
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what are the glacial transportation and deposition landforms
moraine (medial, lateral, terminal, ground), drumlins, erratics
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name some atêtes, ribbon lakes, and corries in cadair idris
atête: (craig cau, craig cwm amarch) ribbon lake: (Tal-y-llyn) corrie: (llyn cau, lyn-y-gadair)
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what are the types of economic opportinities glaciated areas bring
tourism, quarrying (upland good rock for building buildings lowland sand and gravel good for concrete) farming (upland good for sheep grazing as soil is aidic do cant plant lowland fertile) forestry (upland good for conifers)
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what are the problems with quarrying, tourism and water storage that cause conflict in glaciated areas
Quarrying - pollution of land and river and spoil the landscape / Tourism - traffic conjestion and house prices increase / waterstorage - conflict with environmental interests
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what happened with the windturbines in kirkstone pass
cost 150,000 pounds / 3 16meter turbines / happened in 2011 / friends of the lake district allowed as green power helped secure the futures of the pub employees
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what arguments are FOR the glenridding zipwire
creates 218 jobs, tax increase, others have been succesfull (120 million pounds increase in local economy for other example)
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what are the arguments AGAINST the glennriding zip wire
already are attractions like these, construction is noisy, disturbs wildlife, roads and carparks must be built, traffic
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list some of the attractions of tourism in the lake district
lakes offer watersports, cruises and fishing, mountain landscapes ae popular for mountain biking, beatrice potter's house is nearby (she wrote peter rabbit)
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what are the negatives of tourism in the lake district
high house prices (20% of housing are holiday homes), overcrowding (14.8 millions of tourists last year), footpath erosion, traffic conjestion (89% arrive by car)
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what actions did they take to try fic the issue with footbatherosion and traffic
traffic: park and ride bus schemes, speed bumps, several dual carriageways been built / footpath erosion: upland path landscape restoration project repairing path
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how do glaciers move

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In the summer, meltwater lubricates the glacier enabling it to slide downhill. This type of movement which can be quite sudden is called basal slip. winter the glacier becomes frozen to the rocky surface and the weight makes it slide down

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how do glaciers transport material

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what are the glacial erosion landforms

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