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Unformatted text preview: combine to form a rack fall hazard. Although this is a problem in most alpine environments, the till and moraine provide more debris to fall. Alpine glaciation is responsible for the rugged peaks and majestic beauty the Rocky’s are known for. Cirques have made it possible for the ski resorts to attract Texans, while creating a limitless source of ravel in the moraine deposits. 2. Top Ten Ways to Recognize Glacial Moraines 1. Paul Santi standing and arm waving. 2. Lots of Mines students playing frogger to look at polished rocks. 3. Random boulders in areas where no boulders should be 4. Assortment of gravel ranging in size from clays to boulders 5. Rounded boulders 6. Parallel to glacial path 7. At the end of glacial path is a wall of rock and junk 8. Conglomerate like material where no stream has flown 9. Unable to find any striations on polished bedrock 10. Mounds of sediment form two colliding moraines...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course EPICS 251 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at Mines.
- Spring '08