Glacial Processes

  1. 5. A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
  2. 6. Term used to describe when more ice forms than melts in a glacier.
  3. 7. Unsorted material deposited directly by glacial ice.
  1. 1. Expansive, generally flat areas that are dominated by braided rivers when the glacier is actively melting.
  2. 2. The term used to describe when more ice melts than forms in a glacier.
  3. 3. Any ground that remains completely frozen—32°F (0°C) or colder—for at least two years straight.
  4. 4. The end of a glacier at any given point in time.