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Unit 4: Slow and Steady Study Guide
This study guide provides an opportunity to test your understanding of some of the concepts you have learned, as well as new vocabulary. For each of the questions below, provide yourself with an opportunity to try to answer the question before uncovering the clues or the answer.
New Vocabulary or Terminology
- Describe what albedo means.
- What is a reflectivity anomaly?
- What is MODIS?
- Describe what a marine-terminating outlet glacier is and where they are found.
- What is calving?
- During which season is albedo typically lowest on the Greenland ice sheet?
- How is a reflectivity anomaly calculated?
- What does an albedo of 0.75 mean?
- What are some factors that contribute to albedo differences in Greenland? How do each of these factors influence albedo (i.e., higher albedo, lower albedo)?
5. Consider the albedo plots on the right, and come up with at least one similarity and one difference between the data (other than the title!).