glaciers : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

Some parts of glacier contain alot of sediment, and some have very little, Why is this.

-- charlie zambito (, April 19, 2001


The wearing down of the landscape by glaciers is called glacial erosion. The glaciers are forces of nature. They can be thought of as a powerful river, picking up particles in their path, smoothing the land over which they travel, and dropping materials on their way.

So i think that depends on the terrain that it is traveling over and the amount of debris it is able to pick up.

-- Mike Porter (, April 24, 2001.

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