Lecture 17 - Glaciers - Glaciers and Ice Test Thursday...

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Glaciers and Ice
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Test Thursday October 27 Chapters 3 Minerals 4 Igneous Rocks 5 Sedimentary Rocks 6 Metamorphic Rocks 16 Weathering/Mass Wasting 17 Hydrologic Cycle/Groundwater 18 Streams/Surface Waters Bring your ID Old Tests on T-square
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Glaciers Glaciers are a part of both the hydrologic cycle and rock cycle Glacier - a thick mass of ice that forms over land from the compaction and recrystallization of snow and shows evidence of past or present flow
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Present-Day Glacier Distribution
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Types of Glaciers Valley, or alpine glaciers – form in mountainous areas Ice sheets, or continental glaciers Large scale e.g., Over Greenland and Antarctica Other types Ice caps and piedmont glaciers
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continental ice sheets currently cover Greenland and Antarctica
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Conversion of Snow to Ice
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Glacial Ice Zone of accumulation – the area where a glacier forms Zone of ablation – the area where there is a net loss due to melting
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course EAS 2600 taught by Professor Ingalls during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Lecture 17 - Glaciers - Glaciers and Ice Test Thursday...

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