Describe the difference in the behavior of an advancing glacier, a stagnant glacier, and a retreating glacier.
Answer to relevant QuestionsTwo mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps were caught in a large avalanche of snow which came to rest on an active glacier. What do you think happened to them?How do glaciers obtain their loads of sediment?What are crevasses, and where in the glacier of Fig. 10.1 are they located?On Fig. 10.4, identify and define a hanging valley.On Fig. 10.5, identify and define an outwash plain.
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