Franz Josef Glacier

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  • Descriptive Essay On The Lake

    The lake seemed to stretch on forever as if the mountain was slowly draining into it and creating perfect copy of itself. Halfway across the world from my home in Massachusetts, the wilderness of New Zealand reached out to me. The hours before had been full of adventure as my father and I had trekked to both the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. The final trip had not even been part of our plan, but as we drove through the quaint mountain town of Fox Glacier a blue sign signaled the route to the reflecting pool of Mount Cook. As we began the walk the vaunted Lake Matheson looked no different from the small New England ponds which had graced my childhood. Climbing the wet wood steps up to what had been coined the “view of views” I was brought back…

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  • Importance Of Ice In Pakistan

    “Presently, 10 percent of land area on Earth is covered with glacial ice, including glaciers, ice caps, and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.” ( But, that is changing fast in the modern world. As the temperature of Erath has gone up in the last century. “Averaged over all land and ocean surfaces, temperatures have warmed roughly 1.33°F (0.74ºC) …” ( This has led to many wondering what the possible outcomes for the future of the planet. This is…

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  • Robert Mulvaney Summary

    In the article, “Recent Antarctic Peninsula warming relative to Holocene climate and ice-shelf history,” Robert Mulvaney and several scientists discussed the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula and its relationship to the collapsing ice shelves. They observed that the ice shelves were collapsing which allowed the glaciers to drain ice at a faster rate. The ice shelves that collapsed were at the Antarctic Peninsula which has had the most rapid warming over the past 50 years. Mulvaney and…

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  • The Cancer Cluster Myth Gawande Analysis

    Even though people cannot do much, we can all take part in taking responsibility in improving the environment. Ehrlich’s writing urges people to do things that can slow down global warming effects and prevent more harm to ecosystem by showing readers glacier that melt in fast rate due to increased industrialism by humans. Gawande’s article helps me to understand that pollution not only can damage the earth, but pollutions can have direct effects on humans as well. He’s article of “The Cancer…

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  • The Tasman Glacier

    The Tasman Glacier is located in the heart of the Southern Alps, in the South Island of New Zealand. Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s biggest glacier and therefore is an attraction. However, the Glacier has been retreating due to a number of processes which are operating. For example, between the years of 2000-2006, the Tasman Glacier had retreated at approximately 54 metres per year (Robert C. Dykes, Brook, & Winkler, 2010). The aim of this research was to gain an understanding as to why and…

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  • Hudson Valley Ice Age

    At this point, North America is at its normal position, north of the equator. The glacier that covered the Ice Age was the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Before the Ice Age, there was a valley called the Hudson Valley. During the Ice Age a glacier scraped through the rock, which gouged out 240 meters of rock. The sediments got removed from their previous location and deposited in a huge pile, a terminal moraine in Long Island. The sediments acted as a dam when the glacier melted, which trapped glacial…

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  • Snowball Earth Lab Report

    rapid evolution of primitive life during the subsequent Ediacaran and Cambrian periods are thought to have been triggered by the breaking up of Rodinia or to a slowing down of tectonic processes.[9] Discussion Evaluate the geological evidence for so-called ‘Snowball Earth’ glacial episodes in the Precambrian and the hypothesis that these episodes were critical in the evolution of complex life. The Snowball earth hypothesis was discovered as geologist try to uncover the origins of the…

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  • 2. Explain How Pater Noster Lakes Form

    valleys beds and a single stream flow from one end to the other. 3. Slide #9 shows a stream channel associated with an ice sheet. What is the name of the deposit left behind by this type of stream? The deposit that is left behind this stream is called alpine glacier. 4. What is the ablation zone of a glacier and why does the ice look “dirty”? The ablation zone of a glacier is an ice sheet that is low in attitude and when the water melt the ice is less mass subduction. The ice look dirty…

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  • Voyageurs National Park Research Paper

    Park Ecology: Voyageurs National Park With the landscape being molded nearly a billion years ago, glaciers have proved to be a prominent impact on the topography of Voyageurs National Park. In addition to forming the rigid layers of the terrain, the glaciers have also helped in the formation of the mosaic-like rocks and minerals that exist in the present-day wildlife sanctuary. Years of snow and rain have also contributed to the erosion of the sediments, thus affecting the geological development…

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  • The Last Glacier: A Short Story

    breathed, “The Last Glacier is breaking! We have to do something!” “What can we do?” I asked, utterly dumbfounded. “You stopped all of those streams, there must be some things you learned about glaciers!” I had no idea about glaciers! All of those times that I made dams and stopped run-off streams, it was pure luck! Maybe that's what I could use this time… “Lucy, when you were entering the woods, did you happen to see a tall, old-looking tree-” “With sap that smelled like moldy…

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