Glaciers

The most powerful geologic force on the planet - glaciers. Glaciers can dominate an entire continent ... Can reshape a continent's surface features in the blink of a geologic eye ... All the spectacular mountain peaks that inspire us have been shaped by glaciers. Includes interviews with leading glacial experts from around the country.
GlaciersRunning Time: 0:34:00

Students study mountain glaciers, continental glaciers and ice sheets.

Chapter List
1.) Introduction
00:04:06Glaciers and ice sheets are part of the earth's cryosphere.
2.) Glaciers Past and Present
00:08:48In the 19th century Louis Agassiz studying the Ice Age discovered glaciers, Sea ice e, mountain glaciers, permafrost and continental glaciation, were all changed over time and comprise a great force in nature.
3.) Glacier Dynamics
00:08:40Some of the more important glacier features and phenomena of glacier dynamics are plucking, glacier calving, and can be seen in mountain glaciers, ice sheets, and what was left behind by the Great Wisconsin Ice Sheet that melted at the end of the last Ice Age.
4.) Mountain Glacier Formations
00:05:05Mountain glaciers produce interesting phenomena such as cirques, valley glaciers, glacial till, fjords, hanging valleys, ice fields and terminal moraines.
5.) Continental Glacier Formations
00:05:27Continental glaciers. Such as the Laurentide Ice Sheet, produce glacial striations, drumlins and drumlin fields, outwash plains, moraines, including recessional moraines and terminal moraines, eskers, kames and kettle lakes
6.) Glaciers and Climate Change
00:01:16In this time of climate change, or global warming, glaciers have become an important scientific challenge.
Series SKUGL
Video Programs1
SubjectsScience, Earth Science, Geology
Supplemental Files3
Released2008
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2008 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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