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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
Earth Sciences 1022A/B
Professor
Stephen R Hicock
Semester
Winter

Description
GLACIERS Types Ice sheets:  ­ on continents ­ radial­spreading Valley: ­ in mountains ­ flow down stream valleys Movement of a glacier - the upper brittle zone of fracture (~50m thick) rides on a lower zone of plastic flow - ice may also slide across is bed Budget of a glacier - accumulation > ablation : terminus advances - accumulation 
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