Glacial Processes 1

The geomorphological responses to climate change will depend on both the magnitude and frequency of the change of the climatic variables.The changes in glaciated landscapes are increasing affected by changing climate, particularly, temperature increases. Indeed it is expected that global warming will result in melting of glaciers and induce hydrological redistribution respond. This includes rises in sea level expected in the coastal environments. Glacial processes in high mountain areas result in typical glacier landforms, which are susceptible to changes in temperature. Glacial processes in high mountain areas, result in typical glacier landforms, which are susceptible to changes in temperature, such as pyramidel peaks, aretes and glacial cirque. The glacials all over the world are retreating for the rising temperature.

   Stop and Think!

Look at the flash below and explain the effects of climate change on glaciated landforms.

Glaciated features in Tibet plateau, China, Photos by X. Qin, 2005.

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