Ice on the land Keywords

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Glacial periods
Colder periods of time. Ice on the earth advances. Duration of 100,000 years.
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Interglacial periods
Warmer periods of time. Ice on the earth retreats. Duration of 10,000 years.
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Ice sheets
Are a mass of glacier ices that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000km2. There are two - Antaractia and Greenland.
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Snow patches
are a pattern of snow which lies on the surface for a longer time than other seasonal snow cover.
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Ice Caps
Are an ice mass that covers less than 50,000km2 of land area, usually covering a highland.
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Valley Glaciers
Are a stream of flowing ice that are confined within stepp walled valleys.
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Abrasion
An erosion process- rock fragments in the ice grind along the surface like sandpaper, causing erosion.
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Striations
Scratches in the rock caused by abrasion.
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Plucking
Ice sticks to the rock - as the glacier moves the rock and plucked out of place.
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Warmer periods of time. Ice on the earth retreats. Duration of 10,000 years.

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Interglacial periods

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Are a mass of glacier ices that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000km2. There are two - Antaractia and Greenland.

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are a pattern of snow which lies on the surface for a longer time than other seasonal snow cover.

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Are an ice mass that covers less than 50,000km2 of land area, usually covering a highland.

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