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  • Glacier Ice
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    As many people hear the word glacier they immediately think about the Titanic and how it sank because it ran into a glacier. What many people do not know is the history of glaciers. There are a couple different types of glaciers, for instance the type that the titanic ran into is a Tidewater glacier, which is a glacier that flows in the sea. There are also alpine glaciers which are glaciers that are found in the mountains, and there are Continental glaciers which are associated with the ice ages...
  • Lake Champlain About 9000 Years
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    The Evolution of Lake Champlain Basin A billion years ago, Lake Champlain and all of North America was covered by huge glaciers. The air was rich in oxygen because of photosynthesis done by plants. The Adirondacks Mountains Mountain-building events made the then 20,000 feet Adirondack Mountains. Minerals such as garnet, anorthosite, and diopside came from metamorphic rocks. The Iapetus Ocean What is now the Champlain Valley started to rift 600 million years ago. It turned into the Iapetus Ocean ...
  • Icebergs And Sea Ice Glaciers
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    Topic 1 Glaciers 1. What is a Glacier A glacier is a big moving mass of ice; it is formed in high mountains or high latitudes where the amount of snowfall is higher than the melting rate of snow. 2. How do glaciers differ from ice shelves, icebergs and sea ice Glaciers are huge and they also have a granular structure. Glaciers change the shape and the land though theyre slow but significant movement. Ice shelves are floating masses of ice that are attached on at least one edge of the coast. Sea ...
  • End Of A Glacier Ice Moves
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    Continental Glaciers The Action of Ice on Land As glaciers become extremely large, they eventually reach the lowlands, which is essentially more gentle terrain. As these huge glaciers reach the lowlands, they travel much more slowly, because they no longer have the steep mount ian sides to push the ice down faster. Once on the lowlands, the glacier spreads out for they are no longer restricted by valleys, and become known as Ice Sheets. As long more snow falls than ice melts, Ice Sheets will con...
  • Glaciers In Specific The Ice Age Glaciers
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    Lake Michigan, Superior, Erie, Ontario and Huron; these five lakes located in North America make up the largest fresh water surface in the world. Each one around for several thousands of years, provides an important function to the Earth's eco system. What many might not know, each of these major lakes were formed from a glacier in what is called the Wisconsin an glaciation period. Glaciers are the starting point of many other recognizable landscape functions, such as mountains ranges, valleys a...

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