Test your knowledge of glacier retreat and other glaciation processes with this 10-question A level quiz.
If you haven't already done it, work through the glacier retreat web enquiry on the PowerPoint. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in what you know!
Equal line of ablation
Equilibrium line altitude
Equal line of accumulation
Exact line of altitude
The amount of ice supplied to the glacier margin from up-glacier is equal to the amount lost by ablation.
The amount of ice supplied to the glacier margin from up-glacier exceeds the amount lost by ablation.
The amount of ice supplied to the glacier margin from up-glacier is less than the amount lost by ablation.
There are seasonal changes in accumulation and ablation.
-228 mm per year
-443 mm per year
-676 mm per year
-1,247 mm per year
Cailleux’s Roundness Index
Little Ice Age (LIA)
Medieval Warm Period
The Hockey Stick Pattern
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