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Unformatted text preview: glacier in a lateral moraine or at the end of the glacier in an end moraine. Continental glaciers cover Antarctica and Greenland During the Pleistocene the climate was cooler and much more of the Earths water was tied up in continental glaciers. Continental glaciers have occurred several times in the Earths history There is evidence that the entire earth was frozen at times in the Precambrian to make a snowball earth. The earths surface temperature is controlled primarily by the amount of solar energy that it receives.-Direct sunlight deposits the most energy so equatorial regions are warmest...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course GEOS 1004 taught by Professor Aksinha during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '08