Landforms from Glacial Erosion and Deposition
Numerous glacial erosional and depositional forms, including
- Erosional Landforms: Glacial Valleys/Troughs, Horns, and Serrated Ridges.
- Depositional Landforms: Moraines, Eskers, Outwash Plains, and Drumlins.
What are glaciers?
- A mass of ice moving under its weight is a glacier.
- They frequently inhabit snowfields.
- We know that the world's landmass does not exactly match what we can see.
- Some regions have dense, lush woods; some have dry, hot deserts.
- Still, others have permanent ice coverings, etc.
- The permanently ice-covered areas of the earth's surface are referred to as snow fields among these various land masses.
- The snowline is the lowest point of a snowfield or persistent snow cover.
- A glacier develops in regions where the accumulation of snow over many years—often centuries—exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation).
What landforms are created by glacial erosion and deposition?
A glacier is a vast mass of ice that moves across the landscape in sheets (a continental glacier or a piedmont glacier if a big sheet of ice extends over the plains at a mountain's base) or as linear flows down mountain slopes in broad valleys that resemble troughs.
There are a variety of glacial erosional and depositional formations, including
- Glacial Valleys/Troughs, Horns, and Serrated Ridges are examples of erosional landforms.
- Moraines, Eskers, Outwash Plains, and Drumlins are examples of depositional landforms.