• ACTION OF GLACIERS IN TEMPERATE REGIONS
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    ACTION OF GLACIERS IN TEMPERATE REGIONS

    The action of glacier as an important agent of erosion, transportation and deposition of materials is confined to mountainous and temperate regions of the world.   TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH GLACIERS Ice: This refers to solid form of water, resulting from freezing when the temperature is persistently below zero degrees Celsius. Glacier: Meaning moving ice, refers to a very large accumulation of ice (frozen sea or river) in motion. Glaciation: This refers to the wearing away of the earth surface by glacier. Snow: This refers to frozen water vapour which falls in form of crystals through the atmosphere. Snow-line: This is the lower limit of perpetual snow cover on a mountain.…

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