Glaciers - Interactive Simulation
Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget; Sample Learning Goals •Explain how environmental conditions (temperature and precipitation) impact glacial mass budget; identify where snow accumulates in a glacier and justify why. •Explain how ice moves within a glacier; describe and illustrate flow within a glacier. •Explain or illustrate (demonstrate) how glaciers (i) stay at equilibrium, (ii) grow/advance, (iii) shrink/retreat, and (iv) form; compare climatic conditions leading to each. •Determine and illustrate how multiple advance-retreat cycles affect the record of glacial end moraines.

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Created: Jul 10, 2010

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