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Unformatted text preview: so
lots
of
glaciers
on
the
West
Coast
where
moisture
comes
off
the
 pacific
ocean
 ‐in
N.
hemisphere
mountains
with
lots
of
peaks
glaciers
are
often
found
on
the
north
slope
of
the
 mountain

 ‐this
is
because
its
in
the
shade
of
the
mountain
peak
 
 
 
 ‐glaciers
are
classified
into
‘warm’
and
‘cold’
glaciers
based
on
their
internal
temperature
 
 Q:
what
do
you
think
the
temperature
of
a
warm
glacier
is?
 ‐it’s
right
at
zero.

This
is
also
called
a
temperate
glacier
 ‐these
types
of
glaciers
are
common
in
alpine/mountain
environments
 ‐cold
glaciers
are
below
the
freezing
point
for
most
or
all
of
their
thickness
 
 
 
 ‐the
melting
point
of
ice
actually
changes
depending
on
how
much
pressure
is
applied.
 ‐under
high
pressure,
the
melting
point
decreases…so
instead
of
melting
at
0oC,
ice
unde...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2012 for the course UGS 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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