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i18glacial - Glacial Geomorphology Development of a glacier...

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Glacial Geomorphology Development of a glacier Types of glaciers Glacial landforms History of glaciers Glacial Geomorphology What causes glaciation? Impact of global climate change on glaciers Periglacial processes and landscapes Development of a Glacier Glacier slowly moving mass of dense ice formed by gradual thickening, compaction, and refreezing of snow & water over time At least 40-m thick to become glacier Development of a Glacier 1. After summer melt, some snow left over 2. Weight and partial melting : Firn, transition from snow to ice 3. Further compaction, ice crystals align: dense glacial ice
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