Glacial Landforms

Cerritos College, Earth Sciences Department

This site provides a tutorial on glacial landforms. Glacial erosion, transportation and deposition produce some of the most dramatic and distinctive landscapes found on the surface of the earth. Recognition of glacial topography allows geologists to map the distribution of ice sheets in the recent geological past. There are five tutorials available: Bylot Island, Canada; Space Shuttle Photography; Topographic Map, Mt. Shasta, California; Four Photographs of Glacial Landforms; and Collier Glacier, Oregon. Each exercise contains a visual aid and a link to the answers to questions posed to the user. Other pages include photographs of coastal Greenland, and satellite composite images of Antarctica. There is also a link to the glacial history of Mt. Shasta.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Problem Set, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water