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Erosion and Deposition - Glaciers

Earth Science - Middle School

 
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Erosion & Deposition - Glaciers © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4549 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Glaciers Shape the Land Glaciers are massive sheets of ice that form over continents and in high altitude mountains. Continental glaciers create flat landscapes while alpine glaciers create rugged, mountain features. Glacial erosion creates many landforms including mountain horns, cirques, aretes and U-shaped valleys. Glacial Drift When a glacier melts, the deposited sediment left behind is called glacial drift. Moraines, drumlins and kettle lakes are landforms created by glacial drift. mountain horn glacial lake cirque arete U-shaped valley arete U-shaped valley glacial ice ow Glaciers move and shape the land by grinding, breaking and transporting rocks. ice ow movement transported rocks cracks form bedrock kettle lake moraine drumlin Photos courtesy of USGS & USFWS.
After melting, sediment left behind is called Pause and Review Complete the concept map for the different forces of erosion and deposition. Erosion & Deposition - Glaciers © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4549 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Glaciers are types include create create creates landforms
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