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    The Tasman Glacier

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    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 how the Tasman Glacier is retreating, in relation to the processes that are operating in the environment. The use of aerial images and the aid of a stereoscope helped to achieve the aim, by allowing a close examination of the area, and giving…

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    Michigan Glaciers

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    covers most of the planet. In Michigan especially, the effect that water has on the land can clearly be seen throughout the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. This change comes from rivers and lakes eroding, transporting, and depositing; glaciers carving the land and leaving behind water; and humans manipulating water for beneficial reasons. It’s no secret that Michigan is shaped by water simply due to the fact that it is surrounded by lakes on almost every border it has, but the rivers and lakes have…

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    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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    Glacier Climate Change

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    Glaciers and Climate Change Glacier ice is the largest reservoir of freshwater, supporting one third of the world's population. Glaciers exist on all continents except Australia and at virtually all latitudes from the tropics to the poles. “How can a piece of a very large ice effect anything?” was my thought before I truly know what glacier is. According to national snow & ice data center, glaciers are made up accumulation of fallen snow exceeds its ablation over many years, and even centuries. …

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    Glaciers were once present in Minnesota thousands of years ago, and as they retreated, they left behind large amounts of glacial meltwater and various landforms still present to this day. A glacier is a massive piece of ice that completely destroys everything in its path. A glacier is formed when snow is present in a location for a long period of time, long enough to freeze all together to be conjoined into a massive chunk of ice. Glaciers are usually formed on a high elevation location. When on…

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    Sperry Glacier in Glacier National Park as my site location for the Dynamic Geologic Setting Project. Location: The Sperry Glacier is located in northwest Montana within Glacier National Park. The image on the left gives you some context with respect to the regional location. It is a small cirque glacier of about .8 square km and an average depth of 35 meters on the North slope of gunsight mountain. The area and depth are steadily decreasing however. Since the start of the 20th century…

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    “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.” (nsidc.org). 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) …” (globalclimate.ucr.edu). This has led to many wondering what the possible outcomes for the future of the planet. This is…

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    Glacial Melting Causes

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    communication). A glacier is made up of fallen snow, which over many years compresses into thickened ice masses and are unique, in the fact that they can move or flow like very slow rivers…

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    The Jewels That Mountains Wear Image source: google.com How much ice did you ever see in one place? An ice tray full? A skating rink full? A pond full? A river frozen from bank to bank? That 's a lot of ice. But there are places in the world where there is more. Much more. You know how high mountains are. There are places where the space between mountains is crammed and jammed and packed full of ice. This kind of ice is called glacier. This video simply explains how glacier is…

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    Robert Mulvaney Summary

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    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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