EESA06H3 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Rock Flour

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The importance of astronomical variables in changing Earths climate was first realized
by Louis Agassiz
True
False
Snow contains more of the lighter isotope of oxygen (016) compared to O18.
True
False
The study of paleoclimatology started with the discovery of a woolly mammoth found in
permafrost.
True
False
The Toronto area contains a world famous record of past ice age and interglacial
climates.
True
False
The present day climate system of the planet began about 50 million years ago.
True
False
The Laurentian Ice Sheet is the name given the ice mass that formed over Canada
during the last ice age.
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True
False
Coal requires a hot dry climate to form.
True
False
Astronomical variables have operated since the beginnings of the planet but are very
weak influences on climate.
True
False
Our interglacial started 10,000 years ago.
True
False
The movement of continents creates short-term changes in climate
True
False
What term refers to large pieces of ice breaking off the front of a coastal glacier to form
icebergs?
Ablation.
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Basal slip.
Plucking.
Calving.
Plastic flow.
Surging.
Foraminifera are small fossils found in marine sediments
True
False
Match each erosional process with the type of valley it creates in cross section.
A.v shaped valleys
B. z shaped valleys
C. s shaped valleys
D.u shaped valleys
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at
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