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1

Name two continental ice sheets the still exist today.

Aunt Arctica and Greenland

2

How many glaciers are in CA?

1700

3

What is the condition of the Bering Strait?

Dry Land Bridge

4

How many feet could portions of the Earth's crust sink? and what is this process called?

4000, isostatic adjustment

5

Glaciers reshape the topography by what?

erosion, transportation, and deposition of rock.

6

Did glaciers ever cover Half Dome?

nope

7

Plucking tends to what? the underlying surface and abrasion tends to what?

1. roughen
2. polish

8

The basic landform feature in glaciated mountains is the what?

The cirque

9

What was the first landform feature produced by alpine glaciation quarried out of a mountain side?

The cirque

10

Glaciers gouge out a valley trough in the shape of a what?

A U shape.