Plucking, also referred to as quarrying, is a glacial phenomenon that is
responsible for the erosion and transportation of individual pieces of bedrock,
Glaciers are huge blocks of ice that move along the landscape, carving distinct
features along the way. Learn about the glacial erosion processes,...
The Matterhorn in Switzerland was carved away by glacial erosion. Zmutt Glacier
occupies the large cirque on the west face of the mountain, and to the far left, ...
A glacier is a mass of snow-covered ice. Glaciers form in areas that are always
covered by snow, so every year more snow falls than melts, creating a build up of
Today glaciers cover about 10% of the land surface on Earth, but there have
been times in Earth's recent history when glaciers have covered as much as 30%
Oct 21, 2013 ... Glaciers erode a variety of landforms including U Shaped Valleys, hanging
valleys, corries (cirques), tarn lakes, ribbon lakes (finger lakes), and ...
As a glacier moves, particularly a warm glacier, it causes erosion of the
underlying surface. However, ice doesn't seem as if it should be a particularly
Oct 19, 2013 ... Glaciers erode and transport vast amounts of debris. Erosive processes by
glaciers include plucking, abrasion, freezing and thawing.
Movement of soil or rock from one point to another by the action of the moving ice
of a glacier. Also known as ice erosion. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific ...
A BBC Bitesize secondary school revision resource for Standard Grade
Geography about glacial erosion: corries, cwms, cirques, arêtes, pyramidal peaks