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1
Q

What is a large mass of ice that moves over land?

A

Glacier

2
Q

What are the two ways glaciers move?

A

flowing and sliding

3
Q

How do glaciers cause erosion?

A

Alpine glaciers flow down in the valleys of mountains moving rocks and sediment.
Continental glaciers slide when heat from the Earth causes a thin layer of ice to melt, which moves sediment with the melted ice.