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Assignment 1: Describing your Glacier (10 Points)
1. Choose a glacier you wish to study from the following list and highlight it:
Bering Glacier The Kilimanjaro Glacier Nisqually Glacier
Lambert Glacier Hubbard Glacier Montana's Glacier Park
Rock Creek Filchner-Ronne Blue Glacier
Columbia Glacier Mount St. Helens Glacier Mt. Blanc
Other (check with the teacher about choosing another glacier)

2. Identify what type of glacier you have chosen to study. (Continental or alpine/valley? Is it a cirque, piedmont, hanging, tidewater?) The Kilimanjaro glacier is a continental piedmont­­­

3. Provide the location your glacier below. What continent & country? Tanzania, Africa
4. Find a map indicating where your glacier is located on the globe. Copy and insert the map here:

5. Find a picture of a glacier that has the zones labeled. Copy and paste it below. Be sure the label includes the following structures:
a. Zone of accumulation
b. Equilibrium line/snowline
c. Zone of ablation/wastage
Assignment 2: More information about your glacier (20pts)
As you continue to research your glacier, you will find that the glacier has created a variety of different landforms as well as impacted the environment around it including plants, animals, and people. List some ways your glacier has impacted the Earth. In addition, describe your glacier current movement. Start typing in the box and it will expand as needed.
***Name of Glacier (from Assignment#1): The Kilimanjaro Glacier
Glacier Being Studied
2-3 sentence description
Landforms or Erosional Features Created by Glacier
The topography of a high volcano reflects an ongoing battle between restorative eruptions and the erosive power of ice and flowing water. Because they have been inactive the longest, Shira and Mawenzi are more weathered and eroded than Kibo. Shira is now basically a broad plateau.
Impact on Environment
The process of land degradation varies its severity can

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