Glacier Movement: Definition & Process


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Which of the following is TRUE of glacier movement?

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1. Which process occurs when a glacier can no longer support its own weight, resulting in the slippage of ice layers within the glacier?

2. Which process occurs when an entire glacier moves as a single unit due to melting at its base?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of how glaciers move and how they are made. You will be quizzed on a glacier's properties and movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of:

  • Glacier movement
  • Weight of glaciers
  • Glacial flow rates

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding glacier movement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related glacier lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve glacier practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about glaciers, review the engaging lesson Glacier Movement: Definition & Process. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine how glaciers are made
  • Identify how basal sliding occurs
  • Define Internal Plastic Deformation
  • Learn about the properties of crevasses
  • Examine glacial flow rates