Physical Geography

Earth Science

Types Of Glaciers : How They Form And Move


Parent / Teacher Guide


To establish the conditions that lead to the formation of glaciers

To identify the main types of glaciers


The student should learn about:

(a) The prerequisites for glacier formation - location, temperatures, snow accumulation etc.;

(b) The process by which snow becomes glacial ice;

(c) The origins of ice caps, niche, corrie and valley glaciers.


The student should have knowledge and understanding of:

(a) The main types of glaciers;

(b) The formation of glaciers;

(c) Examples to use in the final examinations.

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