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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.
  • Title ID 33-GL
  • Science, Earth Science, Geology
  • 1 Program
  • 3 Supplemental Files
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2008 by Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
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GlaciersRunning time is 34 minutes

Students study mountain glaciers, continental glaciers and ice sheets.

Chapter List
Introduction
Glaciers and ice sheets are part of the earth's cryosphere.
Glaciers Past and Present
In 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.
Glacier Dynamics
Some 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.
Mountain Glacier Formations
Mountain glaciers produce interesting phenomena such as cirques, valley glaciers, glacial till, fjords, hanging valleys, ice fields and terminal moraines.
Continental Glacier Formations
Continental 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
Glaciers and Climate Change
In this time of climate change, or global warming, glaciers have become an important scientific challenge.

Supplemental Files

Blackline Master Quiz - Glaciers
MARC Records for GL
MARC records for the series Glaciers
Teacher Guide For Glaciers