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  Glacier -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of (Water frozen in the solid state) ice that is formed on land and moves in response to (A solemn and dignified feeling) gravity.
Glaciers are found on every continent except (A nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony) Australia.
Glacial meltwaters flow throughout and underneath glaciers, carving channels in the ice similar to (An underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea) caves in rock and also helping to lubricate the glacier's movement.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gl/glacier.htm   (1299 words)

 After reading Chapter 5, you should be able to:
A glacier is a mass of ice sitting on land or floating as an ice shelf in the ocean next to land.
A continental glacier is a continuous mass of ice on found on land.
A glacier is composed of dense ice that is formed from snow and water through a process of compaction, recrystallization and growth.
www.geography.ccsu.edu /kyem/GEOG272/Chapter14/Glacial_Landforms.htm   (934 words)

 Glacier atlas of Mt. Rainier
The glacier is in constant motion, and the ice in the accumulation zone flows down to lower altitudes, which is called the “ablation zone”.
The smallest glaciers on Mount Rainier are cirque glaciers.
While the response of each glacier depends on its local conditions, glacier loss seems to be largely the result of a regional tendency toward warmer weather, resulting in less snowfall and high rates of ablation (the loss of snow and ice by melting).
www.nps.gov /mora/ncrd/glacier/Basics00.html   (2059 words)

 Glaciers and Glaciation
Glaciers are masses of ice on land that move by plastic flow and basal slip.
Valley glaciers are confined to mountain valleys and flow from higher to lower elevations, whereas continental glaciers cover vast areas and flow outward in all directions from a zone of accumulation.
Continental glaciers transport most of their sediment in the lower part of the ice, whereas valley glaciers may carry sediment in all parts of the ice.
geowords.com /p_/chap11glac.htm   (934 words)

Glaciers are powerful enough to transport vast quantities of sediment of all sizes, though there is differential erosion and sedimentation through the glacier profile.
In contrast to the rugged, angular nature of glaciated mountainous regions, continental glaciers tend to produce rounded topography with abrasional surfaces.
Evidence from the Illinoian and Wisconsinan glacial periods are easier to interpret than older ones because sediment deposits are directly accessible on the glacially shaped landscape.
jove.geol.niu.edu /faculty/fischer/429_info/429trips/NIF/Glaciers.htm   (3107 words)

 glacier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alpine or Valley Glaciers: glacial ice is confined to a valley.
In continental glaciers the ice moves outward in all directions, in valley glaciers the ice moves down slope.
Mountain areas that have been glaciated are characterized by sharp ridges and peaks giving it a "sawtooth" appearance.
www.odu.edu /webroot/instr/sci/tmmathew.nsf/pages/glacierlab   (661 words)

 Glaciers and Glaciation
Glaciers are masses of ice that flow under the influence of gravity.
Glaciers are the largest reservoir of fresh water and contain about 2.15% of the world's water.
Continental glaciers (ice sheets) represent great ice sheets that obscure most of the topography over large sections (at least 50,000 km2) of a continent.
www.geo.ua.edu /intro03/ice.html   (2571 words)

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In most glaciers their sizes range from that of peas to that of cherries, but they may be as large as oranges.
This applies to those regions where the glacier is accumulating, or at least maintaining its full thickness and weight; not to such regions as southwestern Ohio where the ice was rapidly wasting and unable to carry forward the debris it had already loosened, much less to erode the fresh bed rock.
The continental glacier, where wasting, is melting not only at the top but also at the bottom, thus setting free a part of the load carried in the ice.
www.uc.edu /geology/fenneman/chapt5-txt.html   (3647 words)

 Woordenlijst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
continental volcanic arc: a long curving chain of subaerial volcanoes on the margin of a continent adjacent to a convergent plate boundary.
glacial erratic/erratic: a boulder that was picked up by a glacier and deposited hundreds of kilometers away from the outcrop from which it detached (from the Latin errare, “to wander”).
glacial rebound: the process by which the surface of a continent rises back up after an overlying continental ice sheet melts away and the weight of the ice is removed.
people.zeelandnet.nl /ldebackere/Daisy/Woordenlijst.html   (17941 words)

 Chapter 17: Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Glacier – A large mass of ice, resting on land or floating as an ice shelf in the sea adjacent to land.
Continental Glacier – Vast ice sheets that are connected to continental land masses.
Glacial Movement – Glaciers flow downslope with the greatest amount of movement at their centers where the pressure is fairly high but there is no friction with the valley walls and bottom.
isu.indstate.edu /jspeer/chapter17.htm   (673 words)

 Vocabulary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
valley glacier - A glacier confined in a mountain valley.
Valley glaciers are shrinking rapidly recently and are one line of evidence for the onset of global warming.
The smaller glacier will carve a small valley that is not as deep.
www.csun.edu /~khurst/ES300/Vocabulary/glaciers.html   (492 words)

 Glossary - Terms Glacier Types
A glacier that originates high on the wall of a glacier valley and descends only part of the way to the surface of the main glacier.
A glacier formed below the terminus of a hanging glacier by the accumulation, and reconstitution by pressure melting (regelation), of ice blocks that have fallen and/or avalanched from the terminus of the hanging glacier.
A glacier with a terminus that ends in a body of water influenced by tides, such as the ocean or a large lake.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/2004/1216/glaciertypes/glaciertypes.html   (1013 words)

 Finnish Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It seems to be enough to cause a glacial period, if the average temperature drops a few degrees and the rainfall increases at the same time.
Glacial erosion has influenced in birth and shape of tens of thousands of lakes in Finland.
The shape of lakes is oblong according to the direction of movement of glacier (north-west to south-east).
www.pi-schools.gr /sxoleia/gymmet/comenius/finland/presentations/nature/r1f.htm   (505 words)

 Section 9
Penguins frequent the antarctic continental glacier in the South polar region.
Continental glaciers are usually much larger and more slowly moving than valley glaciers.
If a glacier advances, stops, and then retreats, an end moraine is a landform built-up by the glacier depositing its load in the region where it stopped.
physics.uwstout.edu /geo/sect9.htm   (2702 words)

 Erosional landforms of continental glaciers (from glacial landform) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In contrast to valley glaciers, which form exclusively in areas of high altitude and relief, continental glaciers, including the great ice sheets of the past, occur in high and middle latitudes in both hemispheres, covering landscapes that range from high alpine mountains to low-lying areas with negligible relief.
More results on "Erosional landforms of continental glaciers (from glacial landform)" when you join.
Emmons Glacier is the largest glacier in the continental United States.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-49771?tocId=49771   (848 words)

 The Work of Ice (Glaciers and Glacial Landforms) Study Guide, Physical Geography, College of Alameda, Rita Haberlin, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Glaciers erode the landscape by plucking (the lifting away of bedrock as the ice moves forward), and abrasion (the rock enclosed in the ice scrapes and grinds the underlying rock).
Glaciers transport moraine (rock debris carried and deposited by ice) beneath, within, and on the surface of the moving ice (lateral and medial moraine).
Describe the concept of a glacier budget and the relationship between the zone of accumulation and zone of ablation in the advance and receding of glaciers.
www.members.aol.com /rhaberlin/glstyg.htm   (824 words)

Continental glaciers are ice sheets that cover large expances of land.
In fact, if valley glaciers can be compared to a river of ice, then continental glaciers could be compared to a solid lake of ice that never melts.
Glaciers are formed when snow from previous years does not have the opprotunity to melt and that snow accumulates and is compressed into ice.
www.msu.edu /~raypatr2/te401/units/glaciation.html   (686 words)

 glaciers glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A tributary glacial valley whose floor is at a higher level than that of the main glacial valley.
The sediment deposited by meltwater discharging from a continental glacier's terminus.
Part of a glacier where additions exceed losses and the glacier's surface is perennially covered by snow.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/krimkus/glaciergloss.htm   (480 words)

 Glacier National Park (National Park Service)
The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
In 1932 Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were designated Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Glacier and Waterton Lakes have both been designated as Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized, in 1995, as a World Heritage Site.
www.nps.gov /glac   (134 words)

 Earth 2nd Edition > Glossary > Letter c
Strong winds that form at the margin of a glacier where the warmer air above ice-free land rises and the cold, denser air from above the glaciers rushes in to take its place.
The sloping sea floor that extends from the lower part of the continental slope to the abyssal plain.
A long-lived block of durable continental crust commonly found in the stable interior of a continent.
www.wwnorton.com /college/geo/earth2/glossary/c.htm   (1683 words)

 Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
continental glacier - a glacier or ice sheet that covers all or a significant part of a continent
continental shelf - the gradual sloping area between a sea coast and the edge of a ocean basin
continental slope - a steep slope dividing a continental shelf from an ocean basin
members.shaw.ca /misssaunders/water.htm   (1078 words)

 glacier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Glaciers scratched and scraped the notches of the White Mountains.
Glaciers formed lakes and ponds that are now found throughout New Hamphire.
Glaciers left sand and gravel in their path from the boulders they picked up.
www.govwentworth.k12.nh.us /goals2000-4WebSite/geo/geology/glacier.html   (179 words)

 Traces of Ancient (30,000 BP) Hunters Found in Siberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It isn't caused by "a glacial advance into the sea" if one notes that they talk about the "continental shelf margin", then it is about MELTING of ice from time to time that requires lithic material be embedded in the ice, not any local scraping of the glacier on a shore line.
There it says this: "Continental material transport within a matrix of ice and deposited in marine sediments when the ice matrix melts." Note the "when the ice matrix melts", and consider what causes it to melt.
It is the sudden sediment fluctuated of foraminifera and lithics on the continental shelf (as found in core samples) that are called the "Heinrich event" as already pointed out.
www.science-one.com /new-5286765-4248.html   (19029 words)

 Multiple choice
Valley glaciers are also known as _________ glaciers.
valleys with glacial striations that oppose the striations in adjacent valleys
Large, streamlined hills of till and bedrock that form in come areas subjected to continental glaciation are called _________.
www.uh.edu /~jbutler/physical/chap15mult.html   (797 words)

Glacier: mass of ice composed of compacted and recrystallized snow flowing under its own weight on land: agent of erosion and transports, deeply scouring the land it moves over, producing many landforms as well as depositing sediment creating other landforms
Milankovitch Theory: a theory that explains cyclic variations in climate and the onset of glacial episodes as a consequence of irregularities in earth’s rotation and orbit
Outwash Plain: the sediment deposited by the meltwater discharging from the terminus of a continental glacier
www.cst.cmich.edu /users/kiefe1we/grant1wg/pub_html/h-ia.htm   (697 words)

 Continental Glacier
Continental glaciers form at high latitudes where temperatures remain cold enough during the summer to keep the previous winter's snow from melting allowing snow and ice to accumulate.
Common Questions and Myths About Glaciers - USGS
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www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/glossary/A_D/continental_glacier.html   (47 words)

As the glacier moves slowly down the mountain, it grinds against the ground and the walls of the valley to make it deep and wide.
Glaciers cover about six million square miles which is about three percent of the earth's surface.
After learning all about glaciers, find out more by submitting a question to a glaciologist at the Glaciers in the News site.
www.42explore.com /glaciers.htm   (758 words)

 Glaciers and Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Continental glacier terminus -- shows cross-section of glacier.
Continentally glaciated rock -- very low relief, no soil.
Continental glacier outwash deposits -- great thickness of fluvial sand and gravel.
www.humboldt.edu /~geodept/geology350/glaciers_climate.html   (269 words)

 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Glacier National Park, by Lynna Howard
Image of Bearhat Mountain, near Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, courtesy of Leland Howard.
Glacier National Park: We began our Continental Divide trek at the western border of Yellowstone National Park, and ended up, more than 800 miles later, at the southeastern border of Glacier National Park.
The Continental Divide Trail in Glacier National Park is like the rest of the trail -- but on steroids.
myweb.cableone.net /prueheart/cdt3.htm   (666 words)

 Juneau, Alaska Hotel Information, Rate Comparison: Direct Prices, Discounters, Consolidators (JNU/all)
alaskas capitol is landlocked by glacial ice fields and fjord waterways.
the country lane inn is conveniently located in the mendenhall valley near the airport, ferry and the mendenhall glacier while still being minutes away from alaskan adventures.
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