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Glacial Geology Zone of Accumulation (input)- Precipitation (at top near slope) Zone of Wastage (output)- Evaporation, Melting, Calving (at bottom) Input > Output = Advance Input < Output = Retreat Difference between Alpine and Continental glaciers is the size of them Till- material deposited directly by ice when it melts (mixture of all grain sizes: cobbles, sand, silt, and clay), creates moraines Outwash- sediments transported by glacial meltwater then deposited (boulders, cobbles, and sand), creates glacial erratics Climate and Climate Changes Ocean currents affect climates on a local scale because it takes water longer to cool Rain Shadow- an area arid of moisture Isotopes can be used to distinguish volcanic CO 2 and fossil fuel CO 2 because the heaviness of the isotopes
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  • Fall '10
  • MARTINHELMKE
  • Geology, Glacier, Continental Glaciers, artic amplification

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