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How Did Cape Cod Form? Part 2: Evidence from Mountain Glaciers

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Teacher Joe Reilly explains that mountain glaciers—as they form, move, and transport sediment—are contemporary examples of the ways in which ice shapes a landscape. Ice flowing in the form of mountain glaciers is an important source of erosion in colder climates. Melting at the terminus of a glacier, the moving ice deposits sediment into large piles called moraines. Moraines can be composed of massive boulders, small sands, or a combination of these and other sediments. Featured Scientist: Sherilyn Williams Stroud, Ph.D.

Standards

NSES Standard

Grades 5-8 Standard D. Landforms are the result of a combination of constructive (sedimentation, volcanoes) and destructive forces (weathering and erosion).


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