Melting Glaciers

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Melting Glaciers

  1. 1. Melting Glaciers By: Annie Powers and Heather Barigian What are glaciers? How do glaciers effect the environment. The good part of glaciers How we can reduce the water of glaciers. Where glaciers are located Types of glaciers
  2. 2. <ul><li>Glaciers are massive sheets of ice that function in a cold climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Glaciers can shrink or grow according to the climate. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different types of glaciers. </li></ul>What are glaciers?
  3. 3. Types Of Glaciers <ul><li>retreating glaciers piedmont glaciers ice fields hanging glaciers tidewater glaciers surging glaciers rock glaciers mountain glaciers ice caps </li></ul>
  4. 4. Glacier Landforms <ul><li>glacial grooves and striations </li></ul><ul><li>chatter marks </li></ul><ul><li>glacial trough </li></ul><ul><li>glacial erratic </li></ul><ul><li>moraines </li></ul><ul><li>arêtes, horns, and cirques </li></ul><ul><li>drumlins </li></ul>
  5. 5. GLACIER FEATURES <ul><li>glacier terminus </li></ul><ul><li>ice caves </li></ul><ul><li>icefall </li></ul><ul><li>crevasses </li></ul><ul><li>ogives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where are glaciers located? <ul><li>Most of the worlds glaciers are located in Antarctica and Greenland. </li></ul><ul><li>But there are glaciers found on every continent, even Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica has the most glaciers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Glaciers Melt? <ul><li>Glaciers melt because of the effects of global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Glaciers also melt because, the heat of the sun. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How We can Reduce the Melting of Glaciers <ul><li>We can stop the melting of glaciers by stopping the pollution of the air. This will stop the melting because, if we don’t make a hole in the ozone layer than the glaciers won’t melt. We can stop global warming. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>www.allaboutglaciers.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.picglacershere.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul>

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